Utah State University researchers have announced a light-driven process that uses photochemical energy to replace adenosine triphosphate to convert dinitrogen, the form of nitrogen found in the air, to ammonia fertilizer. All living things require nitrogen for survival, but the world depends on only two known processes to break nitrogen’s ultra-strong bonds to allow conversion […]

Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Science (ICFO), in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, and Graphenea S.L. Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain have demonstrated graphene is able to convert a single photon such that when it’s absorbed it releases multiple freed electrons. This is a very promising discovery.  […]

Quantum dots are particles of semiconductor material that can absorb and emit light efficiently.  For many looking into the future these really tiny dots of material offer great promise. University of Toronto (UT) researchers examining the photosynthetic apparatus in plants have been inspired to devise and engineer a new generation of nanomaterials that control and […]