A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now shown for the first time that light can be used to increase the mobility of ions and improve the performance of such devices. Lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and many other devices depend on the high mobility of ions in order to work properly. […]

A research team led by University of Colorado-Boulder (UC) researcher Miloš A. Popović, an assistant professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering, developed a new technique that allows microprocessors to use light, instead of electrical wires, to communicate with transistors on a single chip.  The team is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]

A Louisiana Tech University and University of Texas at Arlington team of professors and Louisiana Tech graduate students have created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current as a thermoelectric generator. The team has synthesized a combination of copper sulfide nanoparticles and single-walled carbon nanotubes.  They […]

Pratul Agarwal leads a team at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory describing in a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters that light of specific wavelengths in an effect called photoactivation can be used to boost an enzyme’s function by as much as 8 to 52 fold – for effect, […]

Light has been thought of as being only photons and waves – no magnetic energy of significance available or worth the effort.  The knowledge of the magnetic component has been there, but the conclusion of decades ago, persistent education, and just following along has dulled the minds of generations. So when University of Michigan researchers […]