Hiroshima University researchers have blended together various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity generation. These types of solar cells, known as organic photovoltaics (OPV), are devices that generate electricity when light is incident upon their photo-absorbers. The efficiency of a solar cell is determined […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lancaster University researchers are studying a crystalline material and discovered it has properties that allow it to capture heat energy from the sun. The energy can be stored for several months at room temperature, and it can be released on demand in the form of heat. With further development, these kinds of materials could […]

Researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY), inspired by nature, can now demonstrate a synthetic strategy to stabilize bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, could be a significant breakthrough in functionalizing molecular assemblies for future solar energy conversion technologies. In almost every corner of the world, […]

Kobe University’s Associate Professor Tachikawa Takashi and Dr. Karimata Izuru have succeeded in completely substituting the halide ions of perovskite nanocrystals (see #1 below) while maintaining their morphology and light-emitting efficiency. Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (see #2 below) have received much attention as potential next generation solar cells and as materials for light-emitting devices. By using […]

Duke University engineers have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20 percent. The invention uses a combination of mechanics and nanomaterials to either harness or expel certain wavelengths of light. Depending on conditions, rollers move a […]

keep looking »
css.php