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Wireless strain sensors cracked up to be better

Controlling the structure of fragmented electrodes composed of carbon nanotubes could offer improved wireless monitoring of the strain on materials in a wide range of applications. “This opens endless possibilities…

Ultrathin electronic barrier layer to control interface luminescence

In a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances; DOI 10.29026/oea.2021.200064, Researchers led by Professor Xu Chunxiang, Southeast University, Nanjing, China discuss nano-buffer controlled electron tunneling to regulate heterojunctional interface emission. Light emitting…

European Glass-Glass Photovoltaic Modules Are Particularly Climate-Friendly

In a new study, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have calculated that silicon photovoltaic modules manufactured in the European Union produce 40 percent less CO2…

Novel polymer can boost performance of organic and perovskite solar cells

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues have synthesized a new conjugated polymer for organic electronics using two different chemical reactions and shown the impact of the two methods on its performance…

Time to shine

Scientists reveal at an atomic scale how chlorine stabilizes next-gen solar cells. Cutting-edge imaging techniques settle a long-standing puzzle in the solar tech research community over the role and presence…

New way to pull lithium from water could increase supply, efficiency

Anyone using a cellphone, laptop or electric vehicle depends on lithium. The element is in tremendous demand. And although the supply of lithium around the world is plentiful, getting access…

Soft components for the next generation of soft robotics

Soft valve paves the way for fully soft robots. Soft robots driven by pressurized fluids could explore new frontiers and interact with delicate objects in ways that traditional rigid robots…

21.4% record efficiency for flexible CIGS solar cells

A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved by scientists at Empa. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for…

Researchers reveal a novel metal where electrons flow with fluid-like dynamics

The findings confirm theoretical predictions that certain metallic specimens could support an electron-phonon liquid phase. A team of researchers from Boston College has created a new metallic specimen where the…

Engineers develop prototype of electronic nose

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. But how does one measure that smell? There’s no energy in a smell to help estimate how potent…

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