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ferrofluids

Mastering a Prickly Problem in Ferrofluids

Ferrofluids, with their mesmeric display of shape-shifting spikes, are a favorite exhibit in science shows. These eye-catching examples of magnetic fields in...
perovskite solar cells

A Crystal Clear Step Closer to Commerical Solar Cells

A synthetic approach developed by KAUST researchers generates homogeneous and defect-free crystals that could fast-track the commercialization of perovskite solar cells.
photovoltaic solar panels

Solar Power with a Free Side of Drinking Water

A multifunctional device that captures the heat shed by photovoltaic solar panels has been developed by KAUST and used to generate clean...
Bionic catalysts

Bionic Catalysts to Produce Clean Energy

Mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials could help the transition to renewable energy. KAUST research shows microbes and nanomaterials can be used together...
desalination

Insects Inspire Greener, Cheaper Membranes for Desalination

A new membrane made from water-wet materials has specially designed gas-entrapping pores that allow it to simultaneously separate hot, salty from cool,...
thermoelectric materials

Energy-Harvesting Nanomaterials Created Cool

Some of the vast amount of wasted energy that machines and devices emit as heat could be recaptured using an inexpensive nanomaterial...
hydrogelvideo

Drinking Water Sucked from the Dusty Desert Air

A simple device that can capture its own weight in water from fresh air and then release that water when warmed by sunlight could...
brainwaves

Making Collective Sense of Brainwaves

The lack of tools to be able to pinpoint anomalies in large datasets that vary through time sparked a search by KAUST scientists for...
polymers

Polymers Offer a Better View

Improvements in how samples are prepared will add range and flexibility to a method that detects the location of selected molecules within a biological...
solar cells

Basking in a Quantum Efficiency Glow

New houses could soon deliver on a long-awaited promise and incorporate windows or roof tiles that harvest solar energy, research conducted at KAUST suggests.Derya...
brain function

Stimulating Deeper Insights into Brain Function

Observing the brain’s response to repeated stimuli has helped KAUST researchers  develop a method for modeling connectivity patterns in neural networks. Mapping connectivity patterns...
solar cells

Thin Films for More Efficient Solar Cells

The efficiency of solar cells can be increased by thin-film contacts developed by researchers at KAUST.Improving the performance of solar cells requires scrutinizing every...
photodectectors

Shells Absorb Light from All Directions

Improving the sensitivity of light sensors or the efficiency of solar cells requires fine-tuning of light capturing. KAUST researchers have used complex geometry to...
Bio-inspired materials

Bio-Inspired Materials Decrease Drag for Liquids

An eco-friendly coating-free strategy has now been developed to make solid surfaces liquid repellent, which is crucial for the transportation of large quantities of...
Catalysis

The Holistic Approach to Catalyzing Change

Chemical catalysts don’t spring to mind as revolutionary materials, yet Jorge Gascon, director of the KAUST Catalysis Center, says catalysts have sparked some of...
marine plastic pollutionvideo

Quantifying Red Sea Plastics from Coasts to Fish

As marine plastic pollution becomes an increasing concern worldwide, KAUST scientists report on two projects investigating plastic litter on and off the shores of...
climate change

How Extreme Weather Exacerbates Air Pollution

Air pollution is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ambient Air Quality Database (update 2018) to be responsible for more than 4 million premature...
solar fuel

Solar Fuels Working Well Under Pressure

Highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable nonpetroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these...
nanomaterials

Hybrid Nanomaterials Bristle with Potential

By combining multiple nanomaterials into a single structure, scientists can create hybrid materials that incorporate the best properties of each component and outperform any...
bone marrow

The Dynamic Molecular Changes of Homing

A new microscopic technique allows researchers to observe the initial nanoscale changes that are part of the complex process of transplanted stem cells homing...