Energy losses in nanowire solar cell can be significantly reduced by 'cleaning' the surface of the cells with a special etching method. This has been shown by researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and Philips. The solar cell has an efficiency of 11.1%, putting it just below the current world record, but it was reached with much less use of material.
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to 'tune' the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors - a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future.
It is difficult to make graphene in forms needed for electronics. Now, researchers from Stanford University have found a new method of making graphene by chemically converting DNA templates into flat sheets of carbon, potentially overcoming that limitation.
At just a molecule thick, it's a new record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany's University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The EDGE-SUNY CNSE partnership is designed to accelerate the attraction of next-generation 450mm computer chip manufacturing to the Mohawk Valley by deploying Governor Andrew Cuomo's publicly-led and publicly-managed public-private partnership model that he first introduced with the CNSE Global 450mm Consortium (G450C).
Scientists have moved liquid droplets using long chemical gradients formed on graphene. The change in concentration of either fluorine or oxygen formed using a simple plasma-based process either pushes or pulls droplets of water or nerve agent simulant across the surface. This new achievement offers potential applications ranging from electronics to mechanical resonators to bio/chemical sensors.
An international team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands is advancing a novel form of nanopore technology for DNA sequencing as a result of a $2.47 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The award is the largest of the National Human Genome Research Institute's most recent $17 million initiative to support development of innovative technologies with the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of DNA sequencing, so that sequencing an individual's genome can become a routine part of medical research and health care.
This webinar demonstrates important new insights into graphene physics using the combination of PeakForce KPFM and the GloveBox Integrated System with guest speaker Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute.
Researchers have used airbrushing techniques to grow vertically aligned carbon nanofibers on several different metal substrates, opening the door for incorporating these nanofibers into gene delivery devices, sensors, batteries and other technologies.
Whether it's the Ebola virus or Sarin and Ricin, a key to responding to chemical or biological attacks is having effective antidotes at the ready. To accelerate the development of new therapies, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine is leading a unique $24 million federally funded project to develop a 'body on a chip' that will be used to develop these countermeasures.