25 Oct 2018
Efficiently turning light into electricity
Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that so far was unobserved in perovskites is so-called carrier multiplication - an effect that makes materials much more efficient in converting light into electricity.
2 May 2018
Cell membrane inspires new ultrathin electronic film
Japanese researchers have developed a new method to build large areas of semiconductive material that is just two molecules thick and a total of 4.4 nanometers tall. The films function as thin film transistors, and have potential future applications in flexible electronics or chemical detectors.
26 Dec 2017
World record thin-film solar cell efficiency of 22.9%
Solar Frontier KK claims it has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency.
15 Feb 2017
ITO alternatives: printed metal mesh is on the rise?
The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years.
15 Feb 2017
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators
As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.
25 Aug 2016
New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost
A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough with the potential to accelerate the commercialization of low-cost fuel cells for automotive and stationary applications.
20 Jun 2016
Turnable, twistable robots
Forget steel and aluminum. The robots of tomorrow may be able to squish, stretch and squeeze.