IMEC has demonstrated a fully solution-processed organic solar cell with a spray-coated active layer and a metal top contact spray-coated on top. The resulting cell shows power conversion efficiencies above 3%, a performance comparable to organic solar cells produced by spin coating of the organic layer and vacuum evaporation of the top contact metal.
IMEC, one of the leading European research centers in photovoltaics, and BP Solar, a leading energy company, demonstrated a 18% conversion efficiency for silicon solar cells made of BP Solar's newly developed Mono2 silicon.
In the battle against resistant microbes, a team at the University of Muenster (Germany) is now pursuing a new approach involving photodynamic therapy, which is a technique that is already being used in the treatment of certain forms of cancer and macular degeneration.
CIC biomaGUNE, the Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials, is to lead the European project HINAMOX, an acronym that stands for Health Impact of Engineered Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Response, Bioimaging and Distribution at Cellular and Body Level.
Researchers have developed a new method for studying bacterial swimming, one that allows them to trap Escherichia coli bacteria and modify the microbes' environment without hindering the way they move.
A new set of experiments by Duke University bioengineers has uncovered the existence of 'bistability', in which an individual cell has the potential to live in either of two states, depending on which state it was in when stimulated.
A European-sponsored programme that gives universities inexpensive access to state-of-the-art microchip design tools and fabrication techniques, and helps even small businesses fabricate novel microchips, is helping Europe remain competitive worldwide.
Eine Fachtagung des Cluster Nanotechnologie mit begleitender Ausstellung am 5. und 6. Oktober 2009 an der Universitaet Augsburg / Auszeichnung der Sieger des diesjaehrigen bayerischen Schulwettbewerbs zur Nanotechnologie bei der feierlichen Eroeffnungsveranstaltung.
Prof. Igor Sokolov, director of the Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB) at Clarkson University, was named a winner in the first phase of the Veeco Labs Research Grant Program, 'HarmoniX Innovation'.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A+M University sponsored the university's inaugural Nano/Micro Poster Symposium to promote multidisciplinary interaction and scientific communication among students and faculty in the field of nano/micro technology.