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Novel techniques examine solar cells with nanoscale precision

The new techniques, which investigated a common type of solar cell made of the semiconductor material cadmium telluride, promise to aid scientists in better understanding the microscopic structure of solar cells and may ultimately suggest ways to boost the efficiency at which they convert sunlight to electricity.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2017

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Developing high-performance broadband graphene-based photodetectors

Researchers report a van der Waals heterostructure photodetector consisting of graphene and its fluorine-functionalized derivative that enhances the photoresponse of graphene with broadband sensitivity. The proposed scheme in this work paves the way toward implemention of high-performance broadband graphene-based photodetectors.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2017

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Tiny glow sticks

Microrods made of lanthanoid organic frameworks act as microscale optical waveguides.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2017

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