To disclose molecular processes behind AuNP growth in protein nanocages, a group of biomolecular engineers used high-resolution crystallography and analyzed the formation of Au nanoclusters in ferritin.
A research team has observed the counterintuitive motion of electrons during experiments. Because this sort of quantum transport is very efficient, it could play a key role in a new type of manmade material that could be used someday in solar cells and electronics.
A recent study has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard testing.
Researchers have shown how to prevent the absorption loss of ultrathin CIGSe cells. They designed nanostructured back contacts for light trapping and could achieve a new record value of the the short circuit current density reaching nearly the best values for thicker CIGSe-cells.