June 8th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab have developed a new durable, antireflective, superhydrophobic glass coating that offers important improvements over its predecessors.
June 2nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Predicting magnetic behavior in metal oxides, on-demand X-rays, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 2, 2015.
March 5th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg and Japanese electronics company TDK report that they’ve developed a conductive oxide film that boasts increased infrared transparency and creates a higher current.
February 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member James Rondinelli, a materials science and engineering professor at Northwestern University, and his research group are studying how to adjust the electronic band gap in complex oxides by simply adjusting a material’s properties, rather than its overall composition.
December 18th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
If your work involves batteries or silicon, consider yourself among the members of the five hottest fields in scientific research.
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.
December 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is handing out $9 million for R&D related to the advancement of photovoltaic technologies that slash the price tag of solar energy systems.
November 18th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
According to a news release, two reports—Utility Scale Solar and Tracking the Sun—from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show that solar costs substantially less than it did in recent years.
October 21st, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
By combining a pair of perovskite solar cells with an electrolyzer, a team of researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has figured out how to split hydrogen from water and store it using solely the sun’s energy.
October 8th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Brighter light emitting diode (LED) displays made with perovskite materials may be just beyond the bend, but so, too, are bendable and stretchable ones, thanks to scientists from Seoul National University.