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Self-repairing carbon nanotube solar cells mimic photosynthesis

By / January 4, 2011

Using carbon nanotubes combined with natural or synthetic biomaterials, researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated some new types of solar cell designed to self-repair. By mimicking natural photosynthesis in plants, the researchers believe they can increase the lifespan and reduce costs of the photoelectrochemical cells. Their goal is to optimize donor-acceptor nanohybrid cells by making photovoltaic…

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Fuel cell catalysts go subnano

By / August 1, 2009

Nature Chemistry reported that Japanese researchers have created subnano scale platinum clusters with high catalytic activity for use in fuel cell applications. The tiny catalyst particles – the smallest of which contain just 12 atoms in total – could help to conserve the planet’s limited supply of platinum. The team found that as they decreased…

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