News - 30 Oct 2009
The AVS 56th International Symposium & Exhibition next month in San Jose, CA will showcase advances in alternative energy, materials research, nanotechnology, and medicine. Highlights of papers...
News - 31 Aug 2013
Sunlight absorbed by organic solar cells must first navigate a nanoscale gauntlet before becoming useable electricity. After hitting the light-absorbing material of the solar cell, called the...
News - 8 Jul 2010
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been honored with eight awards in the annual R+D 100 Awards by R+D Magazine. Sometimes referred to as the "Academy Awards of Science," the...
News - 5 Mar 2020
Graphene was discovered in 2004 and since that time, researchers have looked at many different ways to put this atomically thin and gifted two-dimensional (2D) material to work.
Article - 29 Apr 2015
The tunable microwave-frequency alternating current scanning tunneling microscope (ACSTM) has enabled the recording of local chemical data and local spectra on insulator surfaces.
News - 16 May 2011
A research team at Boston College has shown that nanomaterials assembled on a flat surface platform displayed enhanced efficiency of seven to eight times than that of the earlier solar thermoelectric...
Article - 8 Dec 2003
University of Maryland physicists have found that semiconducting carbon nanotubes have the highest mobility of any known material at room temperature. Mobility is a measure of how well a semiconductor...
News - 28 Mar 2013
In theory, silicon-based solar cells are capable of converting up to 30 percent of sunlight to electricity - although, in reality, the different kinds of loss mechanisms ensure that even under ideal...
News - 12 Oct 2012
In a push to lower the cost of solar power, the Department of Energy has funded two projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory focused on improving concentrating solar power collector and receiver...
News - 4 Sep 2012
It is common knowledge to scientists dealing with electronic circuits that fundamental laws such as ohm’s law govern the properties of electronic circuits. Efforts have been extended for several...