Nanotechnology for Energy: Structure Your Solar Cells

A nanostructured solar cell

What is the ideal nano-morphology for organic and hybrid solar cells? A progress report from a German research group sheds light on recent developments.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

The World´s Smallest Pipettes: Capillary Action in Carbon Nanotubes

Nanopipettes from carbon nanotubes

Encapsulated metal nanoparticles can be extracted from carbon nanotubes through reverse capillary action.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library

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.

PDFLink to the original paper on Wiley Online Library