Imec presents an improved processing technique for germanium-based thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells resulting in significant reduction of cell cost, an essential step to develop a market for thermophotovoltaic applications.
The Institute of Electronics in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is coordinating an European contract in the INTAS program named: 'Study of atomic vapor layers of nanometric thickness and atom-surface interaction'.
Wann ein Metallteilchen den elektrischen Widerstand verliert, ist auch eine Frage seiner Groesse. Die Temperatur, unterhalb derer ein Material zu einem Supraleiter wird, kann naemlich drastisch steigen - wenn der Stoff als Nanokuegelchen mit bestimmtem Durchmesser vorliegt.
A nano-scale solar cell inspired by the coaxial cable offers greater efficiency than any previously designed nanotech thin film solar cell by resolving the 'thick and thin' challenge inherent to capturing light and extracting current for solar power.
Developed by Pitt engineering professor Di Gao in response to the 'Deepwater Horizon' oil leak, the technique combines an ordinary cotton filter with a solution that repels oil while allowing water to pass through.
In 2010 several hundreds of millions of Euros will be available for funding innovative projects in the chemical industry for instance in FP7 NMP (Nano-Materials-Production) with topics such as modelling and control of intensified process systems for chemical and biotechnological processes and new materials for new energy efficient building components or lighter vehicles.
Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) have proven the validity of tomographic representation of quantum states, which can help quantum technologies transmit information more safely and efficiently.