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2011-09-15 12:22:34

If solar cells could generate higher voltages when sunlight falls on them, they'd produce more electrical power more efficiently.

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2011-08-08 14:27:16

Scientists at Berkeley Lab find nanoparticle size is readily controlled to make stronger aluminum alloys.

2011-07-15 14:44:20

Graphene, a sheet of carbon only a single atom thick, was an object of theoretical speculation long before it was actually made.

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2011-01-26 10:01:59

Solar cells are made from semiconductors whose ability to respond to light is determined by their band gaps (energy gaps).

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2009-06-10 14:10:00

Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, whose extraordinary electron mobility and other unique features hold great promise for nanoscale electronics and photonics. But there's a catch: graphene has no bandgap.

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2008-10-20 14:00:00

Because they are riddled with defects, bulk crystalline materials never achieve their ideal strength; nanocrystals, on the other hand, are so small there’s no room for defects.


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