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Carefully mixing disorder and periodicity to optimize solar light trapping
Optimum sunlight absorption in thin absorbers such as silicon can be achieved via the introduction of novel pseudo-disordered photonic nanopatterns.
Interference lithography for mastering and nanoimprint lithography as a microstructure replication technology offer scalability for applications in photovoltaics as well as lighting and displays.
19 July 2016
Self-assembled bilayers enable the incorporation of molecular photon upconversion directly in a dye-sensitized solar cell.
30 June 2016
Spectroscopy studies of charge transfer from cadmium selenide quantum dots to molecular nickel catalysts reveal unexpectedly fast electron transfer, enabling exceptional photocatalytic hydrogen production.
18 June 2016
Low-cost, low-dimensional nanoarchitectures provide optimal structures for charge collection in large-scale solar energy harvesting and conversion applications.
9 June 2016
A new, simple, one-step synthesis methodology gives rise to the intergrowth of different components, which can create strong coupling and favorable physicochemical properties.
6 June 2016
Facebook Connectivity Lab sensor enables optical wireless comms
With data rates of more than 2Gbits/s, new approach in photodetection could simplify free-space optics.
20 July 2016
THz systems sales to grow at 16% through 2020
Analyst Tematys reveals market drivers and which technologies suit each application.
19 July 2016
UK opens £20m funding competition for quantum technologies
Business-led development and commercialization proposals worth up to £2m each are invited.
14 July 2016
BAE Systems develops laser airspeed sensor for aircraft
UV-based “LASSI” system more accurate and sturdy than conventional pitot systems.
14 July 2016
 
Darius Kuciauskas: Two-photon excitation for tracking PV defects and increasing solar efficiency