Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to its appeal by increasing the output and lowering the cost of current light-driven hydrogen-production systems.
Research shows newly developed solar powered cells may soon outperform conventional photovoltaic technology.
In a key step toward creating a working quantum computer, Princeton researchers have developed a method that may allow the quick and reliable transfer of quantum information throughout a computing device.
InVisage, a Silicon Valley-based startup revolutionizing imaging, was named to the recently released EE Times "Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch." The list recognizes innovative, emerging companies EE Times editorial staff believes are poised for great success.
Magnolia Solar, developer of revolutionary thin-film solar cell technologies employing nanostructured materials and designs, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., received a $750,000 Phase II award from the United States Air Force as part of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are developing nanotechnology that could lead to a new platform for solar cells, one that could drive the development of lighter, flexible and more versatile solar-powered technology than is currently available.
Researchers consider quantum dots to hold great potential for technological applications. The nanoscale semiconductor materials are easy to synthesize and their behavior is akin to that of single atoms. In order to capitalize on the unique properties of quantum dots, it is essential to understand the behavior of electrons contained inside quantum dots.
A research group based at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has been awarded €1.6 million grant by the Academy of Finland under its ‘Programmable Materials’ funding scheme.
University of Bonn researchers have shown how one atom can be split into two halves, taken apart and then joined together again. The researchers strived to build quantum mechanics bridges by making the atom come into contact with adjacent atoms while it is being taken apart so that it functions like a bridge spanning between two pillars. The results are published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” journal.
Researchers of the Opto-electronic Materials section of the TU Delft and Toyota Europe have demonstrated that several mobile electrons can be produced by the absorption of a single light particle in films of coupled quantum dots.