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optoelectronic semiconductor

Colloidal Quantum Dots make LEDs shine bright in the Infrared

The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be...
Robotic Arm

Canadian Robotic Arm Installs U.S. Cygnus Cargo Ship to Station

The Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:31 a.m....
nanoscale

Improving Materials from the Nanoscale up

The 2018 MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) Materials Day Symposium, highlighting advances in materials science and engineering, took place in Kresge Auditorium on Oct....
solar cells

Ultrathin Transparent Silver Layers for Solar Cells

Researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum and the Bergische Universität Wuppertal have developed a new production method for transparent, wafer-thin silver layers. The material could...
solar panels

Making Solar Panels That Last Half a Century

A team of solar energy researchers from Case Western Reserve University has been awarded $1.35 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to...
solar cell technologyvideo

DTU Optimizes Solar Cell Technology

The results are expected to contribute to Denmark becoming the leader in the field in the solar industry. The Danish energy company European Energy has just established...
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...
solar fuelsvideo

Harvesting Solar Fuels Through a Bacterium’s Unusual Appetite for Gold

Video above: When fed gold nanoclusters, the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica is transformed into a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system that converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into...
Perovskite/CIGS tandem cell

Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Cell with Record Efficiency of 24.6 Percent Paves the...

Today at the EU PVSEC conference, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, presents a thin-film tandem solar...
Solar-powered water splitting

All-In-One Light-Driven Water Splitting

Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown...
solar cell material

Shining X-Ray Light on Perovskites for Better Solar Cells

Named after a mineral discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia, perovskites have taken center stage as a class of materials with properties that...
perovskite solar cell

Insight into Loss Processes in Perovskite Solar Cells Enables Improved Efficiency

In perovskite solar cells charge carriers are lost mainly by recombination at defects at the interfaces. However, recombination on defects inside the perovskite layer does...
metallic hydrogen

Researchers Unravel More Mysteries of Metallic Hydrogen

Metallic hydrogen is one of the rarest materials on Earth, yet more than 80 percent of planets—including Jupiter, Saturn, and hundreds of extrasolar planets—are...
solar cells

A Milestone on the Path Towards Efficient Solar Cells

Generating more electricity from solar cells and conducting further research into so-called singlet fission. This is what scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are currently...
solar cells

New Solar Technology for the Energy Transition

It is crucial that we prevent the Earth from warming by more than two degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial era. This is a...
solar cells

FAU Scientists Are Researching New Options for Storing Energy

How to store solar energy is the central challenge facing the energy reform. Alongside traditional solutions – such as solar cells or batteries –...
X-ray pulses

X-Rays from Tabletop Lasers Allows Scientists to Peer Through the ‘Water...

The technique means advanced measurements of fast reactions will now be possible in physics labs around the world, without having to wait to use...
Spacecraftvideo

NASA Spacecraft Discovers New Magnetic Process in Turbulent Space

Though close to home, the space immediately around Earth is full of hidden secrets and invisible processes. In a new discovery reported in the...
Mini solar factory

Mini Solar Factory Now Also Works When It’s Cloudy

Using sunlight for sustainable and cheap production of, for example, medicines. The 'mini-factory' in the form of a leaf that chemical engineers from Eindhoven...
Atomic Vibrations

How to Turn Light Into Atomic Vibrations

The Science Sheet-like materials can have intriguing properties that could benefit devices from flexible electronics to solar cells. Researchers think they can customize the properties...