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New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells which are candidates for low ... - Read More

Boston's leaky pipes release high levels of heat-trapping methane

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system ... - Read More

Path to artificial photosynthesis? Manganese catalyst's electronic states characterized

Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy HZB in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University Australia have precisely characterized a manganese catalyst's ... - Read More

Scientists set quantum speed limit

University of California Berkeley scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a quantum speed limit on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching The energy time uncertainty ... - Read More

New conductive coatings for flexible touchscreens

Mobile phones and smart phones still haven't been adapted to the carrying habits of their users That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket ... - Read More

Electroluminescent light sheets: Printable luminous particles enable cost-effective, large and curved luminous surfaces

Researchers at the INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials have now developed a new method that enables electroluminescence on large curved surfaces in a cost effective way in this case the light emitting layer and ... - Read More

Decorative and flexible solar panels become part of interior design and the appearance of objects

VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative organic solar panels Design freedom improves the range of applications of the panels ... - Read More

Self-assembled nanotextures create antireflective surface on silicon solar cells

Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale

Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits

Research by scientists attached to the EC's Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra low temperature 2D materials creating the potential for electronic devices which dissipate very little energy At the atomic and ... - Read More

Graphene enables all-electrical control of energy flow from light emitters

At the heart of lasers displays and other light emitting devices lies the emission of photons Electrically controlled modulation of this emission is of great importance in applications such as optical communication sensors and displays ... - Read More

Many antennas, multiple benefits: Can handle cellular traffic more reliably

A concept that balances large scale installations of low cost and low power antennas to boost cellular coverage in difficult environments will also provide better connectivity to more users Developed by A*STAR this new architecture ... - Read More

A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors In order to reproduce this ... - Read More

New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, computing

Signal amplification is ubiquitous to all electronic and optoelectronic systems for communications imaging and computing its characteristics directly impact device performance A new signal amplification process discovered by a team of University of California San ... - Read More

NASA satellite set to get the dirt on Earth's soil moisture

A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - Read More

Solving an organic semiconductor mystery

Organic semiconductors are prized for light emitting diodes LEDs field effect transistors FETs and photovoltaic cells As they can be printed from solution they provide a highly scalable cost effective alternative to silicon based devices ... - Read More

Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells

Stacking perovskites onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell according to a new study led by Stanford University scientists The researchers describe their novel perovskite silicon solar cell ... - Read More

Did the Anthropocene begin with the nuclear age?

Scientists identify July 16 1945 as key time boundary in Earth history An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene a new chapter in the Earth's geological ... - Read More

New sulfate-breathing species discovered beneath ocean crust: Third of Earth's biomass in largely uncharted environment

Two miles below the surface of the ocean researchers have discovered new microbes that breathe sulfate The microbes which have yet to be classified and named exist in massive undersea aquifers networks of channels in ... - Read More

New planetary dashboard shows 'great acceleration' in human activity since 1950

Human activity predominantly the global economic system is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System the sum of our planet's interacting physical chemical biological and human processes according to a set of ... - Read More
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