Ionic liquids simplify laser experiments on liquid samples
Oct 19, 2016
An HZB team has developed a new approach to conduct photoemission spectroscopy of molecules in solution. This has been difficult up to now because the sample needed to be situated in vacuum—but liquids evaporate.
Students develop bacteria cells capable of independently producing a bio-lens
Oct 19, 2016
Students at TU Delft are using the latest technology to develop bacteria cells that can independently produce a bio-lens. The DNA in the bacteria cells is processed to enable the cells to form a micro-lens independently. ...
Researchers road-test powerful method for studying singlet fission
Oct 18, 2016
In a new study, researchers measure the spin properties of electronic states produced in singlet fission – a process which could have a central role in the future development of solar cells.
X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out
Oct 11, 2016
Scientists from the Technical University of Munich have used the acurate X-ray vision provided by DESY's radiation source PETRA III to observe the degradation of plastic solar cells. Their study suggests an approach for improving ...
Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability
Oct 11, 2016
A new study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has presented an effective and simple strategy to simutaneously improve and stablize the performance of Organic Solar Cells.
For the first time, scientists capture electron movements inside a solar cell
Oct 10, 2016
Ever since J.J. Thompson's 1897 discovery of the electron, scientists have attempted to describe the subatomic particle's motion using a variety of different means. Electrons are far too small and fast to be seen, even with ...
Nanoscale confinement leads to new all-inorganic perovskite with exceptional solar cell properties
Oct 07, 2016
Scientists with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to convert sunlight to electricity ...
Efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force
Oct 06, 2016
Researchers at Linköping University, together with Chinese and American colleagues, have developed organic solar cells with a significantly lower driving force and faster charge separation than previous cells. The results ...
New advances in solar cell technology
Oct 05, 2016
With the high environmental cost of conventional energy sources and the finite supply of fossil fuels, the importance of renewable energy sources has become much more apparent in recent years. However, efficiently harnessing ...
Nanotechnology for energy materials: Electrodes like leaf veins
Oct 04, 2016
Nano-sized metallic wires are attracting increasing attention as conductive elements for manufacturing transparent electrodes, which are employed in solar cells and touch screen panels. In addition to high electric conductivity, ...