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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.
Jun 18, 2012
Low-doped graded oxides reduce optical losses inside solar cells
Jun 12, 2012
Chemical doping boosts power
May 18, 2012
Ultralight structure has higher energy and power densities than many conventional cathode materials
Apr 5, 2012
Combing different nanocrystals and capping ligands could increase photovoltaic efficiency
Mar 22, 2012
Materials could be used in fuel cells and batteries, as well as catalysts
Mar 19, 2012
Devices might be ideal energy-storage systems for next-generation flexible and portable electronics