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Hot electrons harvested without tricks

The results showed that hot electrons from the perovskite semiconductor were readily absorbed by the bphen.

15 Nov 2019 Science Advances

Stretchable, degradable semiconductors

Semiconductors, which are essential components of almost all computers and electronic devices, have properties somewhere between conductors and resistors.

13 Nov 2019 ACS Central Science

Electrode-fitted microscope points to better designed devices that make fuel from sunlight

University of Oregon researchers find that smaller catalytic nanoparticles may be vital for many kinds of devices that convert solar energy into chemical fuels like hydrogen gas.

7 Oct 2019 Nature Materials

Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat

This discovery could lead to more efficient thermal energy harvesting - for example, converting car exhaust heat into electric power to enhance fuel-efficiency, or powering smart clothing by body heat.

13 Sep 2019 Science Advances

Silicon as a semiconductor: silicon carbide would be much more efficient

Physicists explain what exactly is preventing the use of this combination of silicon and carbon.

5 Sep 2019 Applied Physics Letters

A perfect single-photon source for quantum computing, finally

This is a fundamental key step for optical quantum computing, which promises a huge increase of computational power compared to our conventional computers.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Photonics

Treating solar cell materials reveals formation of unexpected microstructures

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite crystals are more efficient after solution-treating, but there are mechanisms doing more than just removing defects, this paper shows.

30 Jul 2019 Applied Physics Reviews

KIST develops technology for creating flexible sensors on topographic surfaces

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) research team developed a transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to easily create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.

29 Jul 2019 Nano Letters

Organic laser diodes move from dream to reality

Thorough characterization demonstrates lasing by direct electrical stimulation of an organic film is possible, KOALA Tech Inc. founded to further develop the technology.

31 May 2019 Applied Physics Express