Purdue University and University of Michigan researchers have now demonstrated how a technique using a scanning tunneling microscope integrated with lasers and other optical components reveals the energy distribution of ‘hot’ electrons. Highly energetic, “hot” electrons have the potential to help solar panels more efficiently harvest light energy. But up until now, scientists haven’t been […]

Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable hydrogen fuel by splitting water molecules. The new technology relies sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.  It looks to be the first true solar water splitter. The team’s research paper has been published online in the American […]