Researchers have created a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enable the absorption of around 20% more sunlight when compared to uncoated devices. They achieved this by trapping light with the help of an optical version of a whispering gallery.
New model measures characteristics of carbon nanotube structures for energy storage and water desalination applications.
Scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston have developed a single catalyst that can simplify the splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen to generate clean energy.
Next-generation solar cells produced from organic compounds have proved themselves to be promising in fulfilling future energy requirements. However, Researchers are still working towards gaining an in depth understanding of the materials involved in this process – including the effectiveness with which they transform light into mobile charge, called photocapacitance.
In order to gain an in-depth knowledge of a highly complex system, normally we have to analyze its smallest constituents. For instance, for a better understanding of the universe, we look for faint waves or gravitational waves of light from the Big Bang. Moreover, to understand the very nature of matter, we fragment it up to the subatomic level and apply computer simulations to analyze particles such as gluons and quarks.
The first printed battery that is rechargeable, stretchable and flexible has been developed by Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego. The zinc batteries are capable of being used to power everything from solar cells to wearable sensors and various other kinds of electronics.
A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy that is currently mostly wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices.
Around the world, the only way to make germy water safe is through a boiling process, which uses a lot of fuel.
Although the concept of converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored energy sounds like science fiction, researchers have continually tried to find simple techniques to transform CO2 into fuels or other functional chemicals.
A team of researchers from at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore have developed a new nanofilter capable of reducing the energy required to treat wastewater. The amount of energy is reduced up to five times the normal quantity required for the treatment.