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Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires

Researchers have developed a transparent electrode with high electrical conductivity for solar cells and other optoelectronic components - that uses minimal amounts of material. It consists of a random network of silver nanowires that is coated with aluminium-doped zinc oxide. The novel electrode requires about 70 times less silver than conventional silver grid electrodes, but possesses comparable electrical conductivity.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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Take a trip through the brain new imaging tool

A new imaging tool could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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Light switches on a DVD

Since the electronic properties of an optical storage material change faster than its structure, it could serve new applications.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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