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organic solar cells

Micro Energy Harvesters for the Internet of Things

Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed on...
graphene

Individual Impurity Atoms Detectable in Graphene

Graphene is made of a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The strong bonds between the carbon atoms make graphene...
Arctic

Sunlight Stimulates Microbial Respiration of Carbon in Surface Waters

The Science Sunlight and microbes found in Arctic waters interact to degrade dissolved organic carbon (DOC) that is flushed from thawing Arctic permafrost soils into...
Piezoelectrics

Today`s Highest Quality Composite-Piezoelectric Developed at NUST MISIS

Piezoelectrics are one of the world`s most amazing materials. It is possible to literally squeeze electricity from them. That is, an electric charge appears at the time of the material`s compression (or stretching)....
cancer drugs

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Cancer drugs activated by light, minimizing toxic side-effects, are a step closer thanks to new research from University of Warwick and Monash University...
energy system

Testing the Energy Systems of the Future

The renewable energy sector is expanding, with a constantly increasing number of wind and solar energy providers. This growth results in the use of...
tiny crystals

UT Dallas Scientists Study the Powers of Tiny Crystals

When it comes to the way scientists react to their discoveries, “That’s interesting” falls somewhere between “Eureka!” and “Uh-oh.” “Interesting” is just what Dr. Jeremiah...
perovskite

Slow ‘Hot Electrons’ Could Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

The efficiency of solar panels is hampered by a Goldilocks problem: photons need to have just the right amount of energy to be converted...
transistor

Nanostructured Gate Dielectric Boosts Stability of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

The new structure gives thin-film transistors stability comparable to those made with inorganic materials, allowing them to operate in ambient conditions – even underwater....
organic solar cells

Fast-Moving Electrons Create Current in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers at Purdue University have identified the mechanism that allows organic solar cells to create a charge, solving a longstanding puzzle in physics, according...
solar cells

Perovskite Solar Cells: Perfection Not Required!

Experiments at BESSY II reveal why even inhomogeneous perovskite films are highly functional Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin...
organic electronics

A Major Step Forward in Organic Electronics

The first printable organic electrochemical transistors were presented by researchers at LiU as early as 2002, and research since then has progressed rapidly. Several...
catalyst

New Arylation Inducing Reaction Developed

KAIST researchers have identified a reaction mechanism that selectively introduces aryl groups at the desired position of a molecule at room temperature. A team,...
hydrogen fuel

Photosynthesis-Inspired Hydrogen Fuel Production

Over the past few decades, research groups from around the world have been addressing the challenge of splitting water in order to produce hydrogen....
carbon cycle

Earthquakes as a Driver for the Deep-Ocean Carbon Cycle

In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, geologist Michael Strasser presented the initial findings of a month-long research expedition off the coast of...
cancer

Cancer Targeted with Reusable ‘Stinging Nettle’ Treatment

Cancer cells killed more effectively and selectively with a new approach, using a substance found in stinging nettles & ants – new University...
climate change

How Is the Sea Affected by Climate Change?

Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface. The temperature, chemistry, currents, and life of the world’s oceans play a crucial role in making...
solar materials

Laser Evaporation Technology to Create New Solar Materials

Materials scientists at Duke University have developed a method to create hybrid thin-film materials that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to make. The...
atmospheric organic aerosol

Cleaner Air, Longer Lives

The air we breathe contains particulate matter from a range of natural and human-related sources. Particulate matter is responsible for thousands of premature deaths...
air pollution

Scientists Discover Unexpected Side Effect to Cleaning Up Urban Air

An imbalance between the trends in two common air pollutants is unexpectedly triggering the creation of a class of airborne organic compounds not usually...