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New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells through improved light management

Using microstructured layers, an HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 percent, which is the highest published value to ...

Tue 13 Nov 18 from TechXplore

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Inspired by earthworms, new breathing material lubricates itself when needed

Earthworms are always clean, even if they come from moist, sticky soil. They owe this to a dirt-repellent, lubricating layer, which forms itself again and again on its skin. Researchers at INM ...

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Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells

A new fabrication process for transparent ultra-thin silver films has been developed by researchers at Ruhr-Universitt Bochum and the University of Wuppertal. The material may help build highly ...

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Nitrogen fixation in ambient conditions

Abundant in the atmosphere, nitrogen is rarely used in the industrial production of chemicals. The most important process using nitrogen is the synthesis of ammonia used for the preparation ...

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A step closer to 'design on demand' scaffolds for tissue regeneration

The structure of cross-linked polymeric gels is very similar to soft tissuewhich is one reason that understanding this material is so critical, according to Kelly Schultz, assistant professor ...

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Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be ...

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How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor

Under the leadership of Petr Cgler from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB Prague) and Martin Hrub from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (IMC), a team of researchers ...

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Transparent coating could lessen the load for air conditioners

Though winter is approaching for folks living in the northern hemisphere, it's starting to warm up for those south of the equator. As stuffy offices get even more stuffy in rising temperatures, ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Gizmag

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New catalyst turns pollutant into fuel

Rather than allow power plants and industry to toss carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, incoming Rice University assistant professor Haotian Wang has a plan to convert the greenhouse gas into ...

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Researchers offer solution in fight against fake graphene

Ever since the isolation of graphene was first achieved in 2004, there has been an explosion in graphene-related research and development, with hundreds of business opportunists producing graphene ...

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