April 11th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Diverse metals mix it up in novel nanoparticles, world added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017, glass is humankind’s most important material, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 11, 2018.
January 31st, 2018 | by April Gocha
Motion of 2-D materials could lead to new source of clean energy, metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems with rechargeable batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 31, 2018.
November 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to nearly eliminate glare on reflective surfaces like glass. Using a self-assembly process, scientists etched tiny nanometer-sized cones onto a glass surface—a more efficient way of eliminating reflection without adding layers of material.
January 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of Oxford in England say perovskites are the class of materials that will change the solar cell game not by themselves, but when teamed up with our reliable standby material, silicon
December 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at Stanford University in California are developing a new solar cell that uses 'invisible' nanowires to redirect sunlight that is reflected away and lost with traditional solar cell designs.
December 9th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Northwestern University researchers have discovered that Blu-ray discs are not only a boost to one’s Saturday evening plans, but also to how solar cells can absorb light.
October 10th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A team from Ohio State University has developed a hybrid solar cell-rechargeable battery—the world's first—that cuts the cost of renewable energy and increases solar energy efficiency.