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Solar power could get boost from new light absorption design

Solar power may be on the rise, but solar cells are only as efficient as the amount of sunlight they collect. Under the direction of a new McCormick professor, researchers have developed a new material that absorbs a wide range of wavelengths and could lead to more efficient and less expensive solar technology.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2011

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Graphene applications in electronics and photonics

Phaedon Avouris, manager of the Nanometer Scale Science and Technology division at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., will present new experimental results on the use of graphene in fast electronics and photonics at the AVS meeting in Nashville, Tenn., held Oct. 30 - Nov. 4.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2011

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Penn nanotechnology cluster hiring initiative

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to build interdisciplinary faculty clusters of eminence at the forefront of nanotechnology. In anticipation of the opening of the $100M Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, a premier facility that integrates state-of-the-art nanocharacterization and nanofabrication facilities, numerous hires will comprehensively span forefront measurement, novel phenomena, innovative devices, and integrated systems.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2011

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Proteins ready for their close-up

Proteins are literally the movers and the shakers of the intracellular world. If DNA is the film director, then they are the actors. And much can be learned about cell function - and dysfunction - by watching proteins on the move.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2011

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