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Solar & Alternative Energy

Improved power conversion efficiency of solar cells

Inorganic nanostructures are used in hybrid solar cells to improve light absorption and carrier transportation.

Nanosized particles with low overlap between their absorption and emission spectra allow more of the sun's light energy to be captured.

25 September 2014

As researchers race to develop novel semiconductors that efficiently split water to produce hydrogen, nanotechnology is providing winning solutions.

23 September 2014
Water/alcohol-soluble conjugated polymers can greatly improve photovoltaic efficiency.
11 September 2014
Engineering directional light emission with a simple photonic structure enables high secondary geometric gain.
5 September 2014
A digital alloy technique grows device-quality aluminum gallium arsenide antimonide lattice matched to indium phosphide.
27 August 2014
3D-printed optics and liquid lens make Prism shortlist
27 innovations across nine categories shortlisted for the annual ceremony.
28 November 2014
Euromold expo highlights 3D printing breakthroughs
Laser-manufacturing developments among innovations at Frankfurt show.
27 November 2014
Southampton professor elected to Photonics 21 board
Board of Stakeholders responsible for developing future funding calls in photonics.
26 November 2014
Renishaw wins Queen’s Award for spectroscopy kit
UK company wins recognition for rapid Raman imaging microscope.
26 November 2014
Smart windows control light, heat, energy use