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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

SWCNT films outperform platinum in dye-sensitized solar cells

Gel-coated carbon nanotube films exhibit excellent electrochemical catalysis throughout four-week trial

High field anodization induces ultra-thin TiO2 nanotubes

Array structure will benefit dye-sensitized solar cells

Tuning the size of metal nanoparticles atomic layer by atomic layer

University of Liverpool team uses liquid injection atomic layer deposition to grow silver nanoparticles

Super-aligned CNTs replace metal in supercapacitor upgrade

Sheet-like carbon nanotubes ideal substitute for metal foil current collectors

Tiny whiskers of carbon probed for 3D electronics role

SEM equipped with electrical probe stage and custom-built mechanical deformation instrument used to characterize miniature materials

Laser welding boosts efficiency of TiO2 solar cells

Irradiating inter-electrode interface with UV beam during manufacture improves current flow in dye-sensitized solar cells

Controlled production of all-carbon nanohybrids

Combined carbon nanotube and carbon nanosphere structures could be useful for electrochemical devices

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