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Beyond the bulkheterojunction
Bulkheterojunctions (blended junctions) are indispensable for organic solar cells. However, the fabrication of electron and hole transport routes in bulkheterojunction remains quite challenging. (2019-02-19)
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms
The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft. (2019-02-19)
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station
Presented during FAPESP Week London, instrument created in São Paulo will be improved in collaboration with Russia and will measure solar flares; launch is scheduled for 2022. (2019-02-19)
When a defect might be beneficial
Rohan Mishra, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, led a widespread team of researchers -- including at Washington University, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and at the University of Missouri-Columbia -- that studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer. (2019-02-19)
Light-based production of drug-discovery molecules
EPFL chemists have developed a light-based chemical method for cheap and simple production of chemical molecules used in drug discovery, such as muscle relaxants and antimicrobials. (2019-02-18)
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. (2019-02-18)
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars
Feature describes the first fully kinetic model of plasma particles showing that fast reconnection can indeed occur in partially ionized plasma. (2019-02-18)
Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. (2019-02-15)
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space. (2019-02-14)
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed
Using synchronized lasers pulses, Osaka University researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. (2019-02-14)
Human cells can change job to fight diabetes
For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. (2019-02-14)
Molecular Lego blocks
Organic semiconductors are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. But they often fail to meet expectations regarding efficiency and stability. (2019-02-14)
Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
The Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. (2019-02-12)
Do you like Earth's solid surface and life-inclined climate? Thank your lucky (massive) star
Earth's solid surface and moderate climate may be due, in part, to a massive star in the birth environment of the sun, according to new computer simulations of planet formation. (2019-02-11)
Researchers develop flags that generate energy from wind and sun
Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. (2019-02-11)
Boosting solid state chemical reactions
Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials. (2019-02-10)
Evidence for a new fundamental constant of the sun
New research undertaken at Northumbria University, Newcastle, shows that the sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. (2019-02-07)
Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus. (2019-02-07)
Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells
Researchers have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations: With certain additives there is a kind of 'sweet spot' where greater amounts will enhance performance and beyond which further amounts begin to degrade it. (2019-02-07)
A better eyeshot of the makeup of ancient meteorites
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever before. (2019-02-07)
A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments
TU Delft researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in the urban environment. (2019-02-04)
Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry
Chemical manufacturing accounts for 10 percent of global energy consumption and 7 percent of industrial greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-01-30)
Graphene quantum dots sensitized C-ZnO nanotaper photoanodes for solar cells application
In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, researchers from the National Institute of Technology, India, have synthesized blue-green-orange photoemissive sulfur and nitrogen co-doped graphene quantum dots (SNGQDs) using hydrothermal method. (2019-01-30)
A first: Cornell researchers quantify photocurrent loss in particle interface
With a growing global population will come increased energy consumption, and sustainable forms of energy sources such as solar fuels and solar electricity will be in even greater demand. (2019-01-30)
Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible
Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastics have a multitude of practical applications, including glare reduction on eyeglasses, computer monitors and the display on your smart-phone when outdoors. (2019-01-29)
Missing link in planet evolution found
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the solar system. (2019-01-28)
Scientists explain formation of lunar dust clouds
Physicists from the Higher School of Economics and Space Research Institute have identified a mechanism explaining the appearance of two dusty plasma clouds resulting from a meteoroid that impacted the surface of the Moon. (2019-01-24)
Self-assembling nanomaterial offers pathway to more efficient, affordable harnessing of solar power
New nanomaterials developed by researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) could provide a pathway to more efficient and potentially affordable harvesting of solar energy. (2019-01-24)
New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel
Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-01-23)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
Astronomers find star material could be building block of life
An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-01-23)
Scientists boost stability of low-cost, large-area solar modules
Modifications made to perovskite solar cells, or PSCs, render them more stable and scalable than ever before. (2019-01-22)
Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine'
The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesized by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, say researchers. (2019-01-20)
New class of solar cells, using lead-free perovskite materials
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a new class of solar cells, using lead-free perovskite materials. (2019-01-19)
New light shed on intensely studied material
The organic polymer PEDOT is probably one of the world's most intensely studied materials. (2019-01-17)
From emergence to eruption: Comprehensive model captures life of a solar flare
A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to the explosive release of energy in a brilliant flash. (2019-01-16)
Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light
Columbia and Harvard scientists have developed a novel chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure. (2019-01-16)
Just like flipping a switch -- in only half a picosecond
Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered spin flips happen in one half of one trillionth of a second, or half a picosecond in the course of a chemical reaction. (2019-01-16)
Power stations driven by light
The smallest building blocks within the power stations of organisms which get their energy directly from the sun are basically miniature reactors surrounded by collectors which capture photons and forward them to the center. (2019-01-15)
Viennese scientists develop promising new type of polymers
Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. (2019-01-14)
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