New battery materials developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Vorbeck Materials Corp. could enable electric vehicles, power tools and even cell phones to recharge in minutes rather than hours.
Imec realized large-area (70cm2) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. And efficiencies of up to 14.7% were achieved on large-area low-quality substrates, showing the potential of thin-film epitaxial solar cells for industrial manufacturing.
The new report 'Can Nanotech Unlock the Fountain of Youth?', finds that the beauty industry has begun to make an aggressive foray into nanotechnology, using tiny molecular compounds to improve the performance of creams, sunscreens, shampoos and other personal-care products.
A team of scientists led by Eugenia Kumacheva of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto has discovered a way to predict the organization of nanoparticles in larger forms by treating them much the same as ensembles of molecules formed from standard chemical reactions.
Swiss and German materials scientists have created simple networks of organic nanowires for future electronic and optoelectronic components. The successful approach synthesises the complex and incredibly thin nanowire structures, and joins them to electrically conducting links (essentially creating an electronic circuit).
Immer kleiner, schneller und belastbarer - so soll die Zukunft der Elektronik aussehen. Forscher des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Festkoerperforschung in Stuttgart tragen mit aktuellen Arbeiten dazu bei, dass sich diese Hoffnung erfuellt. Sie haben Wege gefunden, Graphen von elektrischen Ladungen zu befreien.
MiSPiA (Microelectronic Single-Photon 3D Imaging Arrays for low-light high-speed Safety and Security Applications) is a new Collaborative research project funded by the European Commission in its Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), and was launched in June 2010 under the coordination of the Politecnico di Milano.