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

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Nanotechnology research highlights: find out what the authors have to say

Mass-produced nanopatterns upgrade photodiodes

Nanocone structure formed by spin-coated nanosphere lithography improves performance of photodiodes and solar cells

Bandgap engineering produces visible light response in WO3

Material is a promising candidate for enhanced solar cells, electrochromic materials and specific photocatalytic applications

Multi-segment electrodeposited nanowires sense light

Romanian and German scientists develop functional nanowire-based photodiodes

Silatrane anchors sensitizer dye to nanoporous anode

Hydrolysis-resistant surface attachment upgrades photoelectrochemical cell

Tunable surface plasmon resonance inside metals

New resonant class of mirrors for energy-efficient windows and solar energy systems

Short metallic nanotubes made simple

Fabricating metal nanotubes for magnetic data storage and drug-delivery applications now even easier

Nanogap enhances scattering intensity of optical antennas

Stronger far-field behaviour could benefit solar cells and optical sensing devices

Nanoenergetic materials team focuses on gas pressure evolution

Engineers adopt a modified solution combustion synthesis approach to fabricate highly crystalline bismuth trioxide nanoparticles

Magnetic cores allow polymeric nanotubes to be manipulated

Multifunctional coaxial nickel-PPV nanowires are easy to move around thanks to nickel filling

Schottky junction design exhibits photovoltaic behaviour

PV configuration proposed as power source for nano-optoelectronics

Non-tapered InN nanowires exhibit record narrow linewidths

Homogeneous structure allows band gap to be derived directly from PL spectroscopy in the range 5-300 K

Molecular dynamics predicts new boron nitride nanostructures

Radially flexible nanoscrolls shown to be stable at room temperature

Nanocomposite enhances cycling performance of lithium-ion batteries

Core-shell heterostructured Fe/Fe3O4 nanocomposite offers efficient electron transport path to current collector

US-China team tunes composition of group IV nanocrystals

Freestanding Si1–xGex nanocrystals synthesized using nonthermal plasmas

Increase in palladium-carbon contacts destabilizes hydrogen

Embedding nanoparticles in nanoporous carbon enhances hydrogen absorption at near-ambient temperatures

Inner workings of MgH2-SWCNT nanocomposites revealed

Cryostage TEM allows team to study electron beam sensitive materials and relate microstructure to hydrogen sorption kinetics

Melt infiltration aids hydrogen delivery

Nanoscale mixing key to low-temperature hydrogen release

Viscosity adjustments benefit catalyst production

Size-controlled synthesis of palladium nanoparticles for fuel cells

Porous nanofibres power up rechargeable batteries

Electrospun carbon fibre electrode material enhances the performance of lithium-ion cells

From 3D superstructures to porous nanoneedles

Production method can be scaled up to prepare material at the kilogram level for use in chemical sensors and solar cells