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Sep 25, 2012
Scalable and inexpensive technique suits organic thin-film devices.
Sep 19, 2012
Fe3O4 nanobelts synthesized by a one-pot and template-free hydrothermal method using Na2CO3 and FeCl2 as reactants.
Sep 14, 2012
Reduced sheet resistance of chemically doped graphene film improves device performance.
Aug 9, 2012
Use of dilute carboxylic acid solutions improves the photovoltaic response of tetrapod-shaped colloidal nanocrystal solids.
Aug 7, 2012
Nanowire architecture could lead to higher efficiencies by overcoming strain limitations and guiding light via air voids.
Jul 27, 2012
Easy-to-make graphene devices are ideal candidates for assorted infrared imaging applications.
Jul 4, 2012
ZnO nanorod arrays supported by a flexible polyethylene terephthalate substrate exhibit improved photoelectrochemical properties.
Jul 4, 2012
Metal oxide enabled silicon electrodes support efficient water solar splitting and hydrogen generation.
Jun 20, 2012
AFM operating in electrostatic force microscope mode reveals evolution of force gradients in gemstone placed on thermally cycled heating stage.
Jun 14, 2012
Array symmetry has little impact compared with other parameters such as periodicity, nanowire diameter and length
May 29, 2012
Dye-sensitized solar cells equipped with TiO2 nanotubes on Ti-mesh outperform foil-based designs in latest study
May 10, 2012
Self-organized growth and wet etching combined to create unique nanostructures for advanced management of photons and carriers
May 4, 2012
Straight nanoconduits enable fast movement of ions to and from the electrode surface
Apr 17, 2012
Upper network of thin channels further enhances the performance of hybrid polymer-silicon nanowire devices
Mar 13, 2012
Combination of a high-capacity active core and an electroconductive shell shown to enhance battery performance
Synergistic effect of nanocrystal integration and process optimization ramps up polymer solar-cell efficiency
Feb 15, 2012
Texas Tech team investigates the photophysical properties of SWNT/P3HT composite as a function of semiconducting-SWNT fractions
Anomalous thickness-dependence of photocurrent explained for planar nano-heterojunction organic solar cells
Feb 10, 2012
Combined model shows that ideal thickness determined by more than just the exciton diffusion length
Wearable electronics: ionic-liquid-based gel electrolyte boosts all-solid-state flexible supercapacitors
Feb 7, 2012
Formulation greatly improves energy and power density
Jan 24, 2012
Bio-directed manipulation of nanowires could help to make photocell and display fabrication more environmentally friendly
Jan 11, 2012
Tunable pore space will allow developers to selectively optimize carbons for high volumetric or high gravimetric storage capacity to meet different vehicle requirements