Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. Using carefully designed materials and an 'inverted' architecture, a team of scientists has achieved efficiency of 10 percent, bringing these cells close to the threshold of commercial viability.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University's Min-Ho Kim a $1,842,350 five-year grant. The grant is to develop 'nanobombs', a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform that can treat biofilm infection in chronic wounds.
Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to two electrical conductors, which uncouple the electrical signal in a highly efficient manner.