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Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series


Synthesis and applications of multifunctional nanomaterials

Speaker: Stanislaus Wong from State University of New York at Stony Brook

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Cleantech

A look at how nanotechnology benefits solar cells, water treatment, wind turbines and other clean energy applications

Technology update

Plasmons excite hot carriers

New theory could help enhance solar-energy conversion in photovoltaic devices and make better photocatalysts.

A dip in seawater energizes graphene

First observations of an induced "waving potential" when graphene is dipped into an ionic solution suggests possible applications in self-powered sensors and monitors, as well as in remote ocean devices.

Array of hope for silicon solar cells

The enhanced light absorption in single silicon nanowires does prevail when scaled up into nanowire arrays

Nanotubes make for better lithium-ion batteries

Semiconducting or metallic? SWCNT electronic type affects lithiation

Lab talk

Cu-Pd multipods for cyclohexane oxidation

High-index facets lead to improved catalytic performance.

Decoupling the piezotronic effect from the piezoresistive

Classic four-point measurement provides insights for ultra-sensitive devices.

Graphyne: a two-dimensional material with thermoelectric properties

New member of the graphene family shows potential in energy applications.

Managing power in triboelectric nanogenerators for wireless sensing

Enhancing output current and power with capacitor arrays.