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Feb 26, 2014
Technique separates semiconducting tubes from metallic ones, and smaller-diameter tubes from bigger ones
Dec 16, 2013
Thermoelectric generator could be used in mobile phones, laptops, biomedical sensors and other portable devices
Nov 18, 2013
A new corrosion-resistant electrode for use in photoelectrochemical cells could help in the development of large-scale hydrogen generators in the future
Sep 30, 2013
Perovskite-based devices have better than 15% light-conversion efficiency
Sep 11, 2013
Semiconducting nanocrystals are promising candidates for efficient solar cells
Aug 8, 2013
Single-step process could make life easier for manufacturers of catalytic converters and other products requiring hierarchically porous structures
Jul 26, 2013
2D tungstenite might give platinum catalysts a run for their money
Jul 18, 2013
2D molybdenum and tungsten selenide on curved surfaces appear to be active electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
Jul 11, 2013
Approach boosts sensitivity to light
Dec 14, 2012
Find out which nanotechnology breakthroughs made it into our review of the year.
Nov 23, 2012
New quantum-dot device dispenses with conventional thin-film architecture.
Nov 7, 2012
2D material could rival graphene in optoelectronics applications.
Oct 1, 2012
Device would be invisible to electrons.
Aug 31, 2012
Hybrid device could power portable electronics.
Aug 20, 2012
Power-conversion efficiencies reach an all-time high of 7% for these materials.
Aug 16, 2012
UCLA researchers combine nanopillars with light-absorbing polymers.
Jul 16, 2012
Simple solution-based processing technique could help make better devices.
Jul 9, 2012
Structures may allow for high quantum efficiencies even in poor photovoltaic materials.
Jul 6, 2012
Devices could be just as efficient while being 10 times less thick.