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3: Manipulating light with metamaterials

Silvia Peruch and Nicolas Olivier show us their work in Anatoly Zayat's Lab at King's College London looking at metamaterials.

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Cleantech

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

Technology update

Graphene coating boosts battery performance

The capacity of a lithium-ion battery can be nearly doubled by using an anode made from tiny nanoparticles of silicon wrapped in several layers of graphene.

Ferrocene makes good semi-liquid battery

New energy storage device bridges the gap between batteries and capacitors.

Improving LFP battery cathodes

Researchers make new high storage capacity 3D composite from reduced graphene oxide loaded with lithium iron phosphate nanoparticles.

Nanomagnetic effects find a cool application

(with audio) The observation of the magnetocaloric effect in readily fabricated thin films suggests nanostructures may be exploited in refrigeration.

Lab talk

Artificial protein-directed synthesis of solar-cell material

Using mutant proteins to enhance the performance of a dye-sensitized solar cell.

Big data materials science for safer nuclear reactors

Reducing the possibility of hydrogen explosions during nuclear meltdowns with new iron-based coatings.

Polarizing colour filters for power-saving display

Developing more efficient liquid crystal display technology.

Nanostructuration: increasing the thermoelectric properties of thin films

Improving thermoelectric applications with Ti-based silicide quantum dot superlattices.