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2015 Optics + Photonics for Sustainable Energy | Call for papers

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Solar & Alternative Energy

Optical refrigeration for ultra-efficient photovoltaics
Photoluminescent materials convert heat to photons, emitting a constant rate of photons that blue-shift as the temperature increases, and may enable efficient harnessing of incident solar radiation.
Chemical compatibility between constituents of the active layer in bulk heterojunction solar cells affects its morphology, which in turn correlates with open-circuit voltage tunability.
2 March 2015
Nanostructured materials enable control over light propagation, absorption, and emission and enhance solar conversion efficiency when combined with luminescent solar concentrators.
10 February 2015
Tuning the near-surface band structure of group III-nitride nanowires using magnesium dopants leads to efficient and stable photocatalysts for solar water splitting.
9 February 2015
A technique for quickly removing solar cells from their fabrication base, incorporating hydrophilic additives in the lift-off etchant, promises less-expensive, better-performing photovoltaic devices.
5 February 2015
Photoelectrochemical water splitting using semiconductor electrodes with rough surfaces represents a promising route to the production of alternative fuels from sunlight.
28 January 2015
EPSRC commits £70m to invest across UK science research
Including substantial capital investment and backing for photonics-related R&D.
27 March 2015
OFC 2015: new products chase booming bandwidth
optics.org gives a taste of some of the hundreds of announcements to emerge this week.
26 March 2015
OFC 2015: Infinera launches photonic ICs to support Cloud, Transport layers
Scale and virtualization are driving technological change in optical network architectures.
25 March 2015
Sol Voltaics pushes GaAs for tandem PV
Swedish company doubles conversion efficiency of its small-scale nanowire array cells; commercialization of films slated for 2017.
19 March 2015
 
Steven Chu IYL Presentation: Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and TSEC Engineering