Xmark Media, the organisers of Photonex 2013, the UK's showcase photonics conference and exhibition announce the programme and speakers for the meeting on Nano and Bio-Imaging. This FREE-to-attend conference will be held on Wednesday 16th October as part of a diverse two-day event at the visitor-friendly Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation. The 'solar steam' sterilization system uses nanomaterials to convert as much as 80 percent of the energy in sunlight into germ-killing heat.
The properties of nanomaterials could be easier to predict in future. Scientists have ground metal into continuously finer powders in steps and prepared a detailed catalogue of how the structure of the metal grains changes depending on grain size. They discovered that the crystal lattices initially shrink, but expand again below a certain threshold grain size.
Researchers have developed a technology that suppresses output decline in crystalline silicon solar cells caused by potential-induced degradation (PID), by coating the glass substrate with a thin film of titanium oxide-based composite metal compound.
Researchers report considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices. The new plasmonic material, can be applied to both polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs) and polymer solar cells (PSCs), with world-record high performance, through a simple and cheap process.
An international collaboration of scientists in Austria and the US demonstrate a novel crystalline coating technique for producing low-loss mirrors. This technology will further accelerate progress in the development of narrow-linewidth lasers.
Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars have come one step closer. Researchers at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, have shown how to build fuel cells that produce as much electricity as current models, but require markedly less of the rare and valuable precious metal platinum.
A research team led by Ali Javey, UC Berkeley associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has created the first user-interactive sensor network on flexible plastic. The new electronic skin, or e-skin, responds to touch by instantly lighting up. The more intense the pressure, the brighter the light it emits.