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Perovskites Could Increase Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells

Perovskites Could Increase Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells

Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that when perovskite, a crystalline material, is stacked on top of a conventional silicon solar cell, it provides a big boost to the efficiency of the solar cell. [More]
Picosun Provides Cutting-Edge ALD Technology for Industrial Scale-up of 10nm Node Microprocessors

Picosun Provides Cutting-Edge ALD Technology for Industrial Scale-up of 10nm Node Microprocessors

Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, provides the ALD tools and solutions for industrial scale-up of 10 nm node microprocessors, power electronics, and printed sensors for automotive, medical, and environmental monitoring applications. [More]
Graphene Demonstrates Potential for Efficient Light-to-Electricity Conversion

Graphene Demonstrates Potential for Efficient Light-to-Electricity Conversion

Researchers at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), along with their collaborators have demonstrated the ability of graphene to convert a single photon into multiple electrons that possess energy that is sufficient enough for driving an electrical current. The team used an advanced spectroscopic method for this demonstration. This discovery holds great promise for development of future photovoltaic devices. [More]
Graphene Oxide Paper Research set to Improve Rechargeable Batteries

Graphene Oxide Paper Research set to Improve Rechargeable Batteries

An engineering team from the Kansas State University has unveiled certain vital properties of graphene oxide, which can enhance flexible batteries made of sodium and lithium-ions. [More]
EPFL Scientists Design Nanowires from Perovskite Material

EPFL Scientists Design Nanowires from Perovskite Material

Scientists at EPFL have developed a simple and innovative method to make nanowires from perovskite material, which could aid in enhancing the efficiency of solar cells. [More]
Graphene-Wrapped Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Graphene-Wrapped Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

A team of researchers from UK and China have designed a novel sulfur cathode wrapped with graphene for rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries. Dr. Vasant Kumar from the University of Cambridge and Professor Renjie Chen from the Beijing Institute of Technology have led the research team in this project. [More]
Researchers Create Powerful Magnetic Field by Intercalating Lead Atoms on Graphene

Researchers Create Powerful Magnetic Field by Intercalating Lead Atoms on Graphene

A team of researchers in Spain have developed a method to generate a powerful magnetic field by intercalating lead atoms on a graphene sheet. The team included researchers from IMDEA Nanoscience, the University of the Basque Country, the Madrid Institute of Materials Science (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid. [More]
Graphene Patterns Created in Plastic Sheets with a Laser

Graphene Patterns Created in Plastic Sheets with a Laser

A research team from Rice University has succeeded in developing flexible multilayer graphene sheets, by patterning inexpensive polyimide sheets with a computer-controlled laser. [More]
Supercomputer Simulations Help Design New Nanocomposite Materials

Supercomputer Simulations Help Design New Nanocomposite Materials

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) have used supercomputer simulations to develop a ‘virtual lab’ for designing new nanocomposite materials. James Suter, Peter Coveney and Deren Groen based in UCL’s Centre for Computational Science have collaborated to develop the ‘virtual lab’. [More]
Sub-Nanoscale Computational Modeling Could Help Design Affordable Gold Catalysts

Sub-Nanoscale Computational Modeling Could Help Design Affordable Gold Catalysts

Researchers belonging to the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering, have led a study to explore the functioning of catalysts at the nanoscale level using novel computer simulations. [More]