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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists are using a new supercomputer to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Over time, the electrodes inside a rechargeable battery cell can grow tiny, branch-like filaments called dendrites, causing short circuits that kill the battery or even ignite it in flames. But ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with researchers at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College have demonstrated the formation of composite nanoparticles of luminescent ZnO ... read more

Solar Energy: Hydrogen for All Seasons

Sep. 30, 2015 — Chemists have developed novel porous materials called 'covalent organic frameworks,' which provide a basis for the design of polymeric photocatalysts with tunable physical, chemical and ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Success of the energy turnaround will depend decisively on the extended use of renewable energy sources. However, their efficiency partly is much smaller than that of conventional energy sources. The ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Chemical molecules strongly interacting with light generally disintegrate very rapidly. In new research, the main mechanism conducive to this destruction has been determined. This knowledge makes it ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — The oceans seem to produce significantly more isoprene, and consequently affect stronger the climate than previously thought. This emerges from a new study of samples of the surface film in the ... read more

Nanomachines: Pirouetting in the Spotlight

Sep. 29, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new class of molecular motors that rotate unidirectionally at speeds of up to 1 kHz when exposed to sunlight at room temperature. This unique combination of features opens ... read more

Breakthrough for Photography: Light Sensing Technology

Sep. 29, 2015 — A revolutionary breakthrough is underway, an innovation that may usher in the next generation of light sensing technology with potential applications in scientific research and cellphone ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Scientists have mapped the strain in graphene, a 2-D sheet of carbon that is strong, flexible and can expand without breaking. Though the material has found its way into several applications, ranging ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Variance spectroscopy lets researchers learn more about mixed batches of fluorescent nanotubes by focusing on small areas of samples and comparing their ... read more

Controlling Evaporative Patterning Transitions

Sep. 29, 2015 — The primary mechanism behind evaporative patterning has long been known: water evaporates faster at the edges of drops, which gives rise to a fluid flow carrying dissolved substances all the way to ... read more

Researchers Create First Entropy-Stabilized Complex Oxide Alloys

Sep. 29, 2015 — Materials researchers have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides -- and demonstrated conclusively that the crystalline structure of the material can be determined by ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The first atomically thin 2D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites have been developed by researchers. These ionic materials exhibit optical properties not found in 2D covalent ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study puts us closer to do-it-yourself spray-on solar cell technology—promising third-generation solar cells utilizing a nanocrystal ink deposition that could make traditional expensive ... read more

Simulation of Chiral Edge States in a Quantum System

Sep. 25, 2015 — Researchers have simulated a physical phenomenon in an atomic quantum gas that can also be observed at the edge of some condensed matter systems: chiral currents. The scientists have published the ... read more

Designed Defects in Liquid Crystals Can Guide Construction of Nanomaterials

Sep. 24, 2015 — Imperfections running through liquid crystals can be used as miniscule tubing, channeling molecules into specific positions to form new materials and nanoscale structures, according to engineers. The ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Chemists have invented a nanoscale wrench that allows them to precisely control nanoscale shapes. Their use of 'chirality-assisted synthesis' is a fundamentally new approach to shaping ... read more

Protein Conjugation Method Offers New Possibilities for Biomaterials

Sep. 24, 2015 — A novel method in which protein-polymer conjugates can display new and unique types of functionalities has been demonstrated by a team of ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In a new study, researchers and external collaborators synthesized and characterized a new ... read more

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