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 - 10 Sep 2013
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar...
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 sunlight to...
Article - 20 Mar 2020
This article looks at whether polymers and nanostructured polymer materials can exhibit an artificial phototropistic behavior that is usually only seen in natural materials and organisms.
Article - 3 Dec 2015
The field of printed electronics continues to advance at an impressive rate with new applications such as printed organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs), printed...
News - 5 Mar 2015
From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are...
News - 27 Feb 2014
Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, "cavity" means something else in the branch of physics known as optics.
Put simply, an optical cavity is an arrangement of mirrors that...
News - 25 Feb 2013
Bottles, packaging, furniture, car parts... all made of plastic. Today we find it difficult to imagine our lives without this key material that revolutionized technology over the last century. There...
News - 22 Oct 2007
Organic based solution processable devices are promising to revolutionise the lighting and photovoltaic industries of the future. The move away from traditional inorganic materials is driven not...