Nanospheres and Solar Cells – On a Roll

Nanospheres and solar cells

“It seems like the whole world is working on solar cells; trying to make them better, cheaper and safer to cope with the looming global energy drought.” Professor Geoffrey Ozin talks about the current state of solar cell research.

Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposite Hybrid Materials

Applied Organometallic Chemistry front cover

New special issue guest edited by Rick Laine appears in Applied Organometallic Chemistry

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A Soft Touch with Increasing Resistance

kagome structure

Researchers integrate energy absorbing metal hollow spheres into a wire-woven bulk Kagome structure. These hybrids show an outstanding energy absorption capability.

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Carbon Nanotubes for Better Li-Ion Cells

Batteries for electric cars

A coating of single-walled carbon nanotubes improves the performance of li-ion cell cathodes: They show longer lifetimes and stable capacities even at very high rates.

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Two-Way Traffic: Counterpropagating Optical Beams

Counterpropagating optical beams

One of the simplest processes in nonlinear optics leading to a variety of complex physics phenomena is the mutual interaction of two counterpropagating optical beams in a medium

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Graphene Tracks for Aluminum Trains: Nanomaterials Engineering

Graphene tracks for aluminium trains

Aluminum clusters move along graphene tracks, controlled by applied electric currents, in work by Spanish and Dutch researchers.

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Powering the Planet with Energy Nanomaterials?

Powering the planet with energy nanomaterials

How can nanomaterials make a difference in the grand challenge: efficient and green global scale production, storage and use of energy? Professor Geoffrey Ozin from the University of Toronto gives his response to this question.

Advanced Materials: Advancing Technology Through Measurement Science

Advanced Materials: Advancing Technology Through Measurement Science

Established in 1962, the Polymers Division in the Material Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will soon celebrate its 50th year as a world leader in polymers research.

Graphene’s brothers and sisters

Graphene's brothers and sisters

A set of twelve graphene-like materials is simulated regarding their stability, structural, and electronic properties.

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