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Novel nanostructures enable development of 4G solar cells

Researchers have identified the range of combinations of organic and inorganic materials that will underpin new 4th generation solar cell technology - opening the door for more efficient, cost-effective and larger scale solar power generation.

Posted: Jul 29th, 2013

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Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results could drive innovations in the tiny transistors that control the flow of electricity across silicon chips, enabling faster, more powerful computing devices.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2013

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A new way to create 'gradients' for understanding molecular interactions

Scientists use tools called gradients to understand how molecules interact in biological systems. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating biomolecular gradients that is both simpler than existing techniques and that creates additional surface characteristics that allow scientists to monitor other aspects of molecular behavior.

Posted: Jul 26th, 2013

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Using nanoparticles to remove pollutants and contaminants from wastewater

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater. Some of these processes generate reactive species which can be used to purify even highly polluted landfill leachate while another can also remove selected pollutants which are present in very small quantities with polymer adsorber particles.

Posted: Jul 26th, 2013

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