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Glass surface nanotexturing method earns grand prize in design contest

By Faye Oney / October 23, 2018

Researchers who have used nanotechnology to develop invisible glass have earned a $20,000 grand prize in Create the Future Design contest, beating out 800 contenders from 60 countries.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 11, 2018

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 31, 2018

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.

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Nanometer-tall cones provide antireflective properties, eliminate glare

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2017

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.

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Better together: Perovskites paired with silicon could create higher-efficiency solar cells

By Stephanie Liverani / January 19, 2016

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.

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New solar cell design uses ‘invisible’ nanowires to harness power potential of reflected light

By Stephanie Liverani / December 2, 2015

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.

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Blu-ray binaries provide the blueprint for better solar cells

By Jessica McMathis / December 9, 2014

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.

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OSU team marries battery and solar cell in single device

By Jessica McMathis / October 10, 2014

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.

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