Article - 21 Jan 2004
A team of Northwestern University chemists report they have discovered ways to construct nanoscale building blocks that assemble into flat or curved structures with a high level of predictability,...
Article - 21 Apr 2005
This article considers the different ways that physics operates at nanoscale level, and also looks at the self-assembly process. The article concludes by looking at the tools and devices used in cell...
News - 21 Aug 2008
Scientists work to convert sunlight to cheaper electricity at South
Dakota State University. Research scientists are working with new materials
that can make devices used for converting...
News - 17 Apr 2012
By Cameron Chai
Dr. Brian Collins and Dr. Harald Ade from the North Carolina State University and Dr. Michael Chabinyc from the University of California Santa Barbara have developed a new X-ray...
News - 18 Aug 2010
Photovoltaic cells made from organic compounds, rather than silicon wafers,
are set to transform the solar energy industry. Because organic solar cells
are made using solution processes, they...
News - 15 Jan 2010
A research paper that has potential implications for homeland defense, work
place safety, and health care has been published in the Journal of Advanced
Materials (volume, issue, 2010) and...
News - 27 Jan 2011
Researchers are developing a new class of "plasmonic metamaterials" as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers, improved solar...
News - 20 Apr 2007
Novel, self-assembly techniques for fabricating inorganic nanomaterials that could pave the way for more efficient and powerful solar cells, chemical sensors and detectors currently are being...
News - 17 Oct 2013
Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared...
News - 15 Mar 2013
New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells,...