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Nanostructures will raise thin-film solar cell efficiency

Thanks to nanostructures that scatter and channel light, University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are working toward thin-film 'single junction' solar cells with the potential for nearly 45 percent sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies.

Posted: May 15th, 2008

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New efficiency record for solar cells

The efficiency improvement is achieved by the use of an ultra-thin aluminum oxide layer at the front of the cell, and it brings a breakthrough in the use of solar energy a step closer.

Posted: May 14th, 2008

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Micronora 2008 to put nanotechnology in the limelight

Micronora, the international microtechnology and high-precision trade fair, will be held from September 23-26, 2008 in Besancon (in Eastern France). In 2008, for the first time, the event will also feature a Nanotechnology Pavilion.

Posted: May 14th, 2008

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