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.
September 9th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new sponge-like material structure developed by scientists at MIT can soak up the sun—and uses that sunlight to make steam.
September 2nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A team from Michigan State University has developed a new luminescent solar concentrator that offers greater efficiency with complete transparency.
August 18th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A plane powered only by the sun is set to become the first to complete an around-the-world solar flight.