SPIE Member Radhakrishna Sureshkumar (Syracuse University) has developed a process for suspending nanoparticles capable of capturing light in a liquid. The process has potential for improving solar cell efficiency and in smart glass applications such as windows that block ultraviolet radiation but capture heat from sunlight.
The National Science Foundation funded the research. A patent is pending.
Sureshkumar is the author of several papers published by SPIE, including a presentation on "Plasmonic nanogels with robustly tunable optical properties" at SPIE Optics + Photonics last August.
Read the Syracuse University press release.