Morphology Matters: The Effect of Processing on Solar Cells
The dramatic influence of polymer processing conditions on the performance of polymer solar cells is highlighted by a new paper in the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics. The study resolves some of the discrepancies found between experimental results from previously published studi ... more
Versatile solvent-free method for functionalising carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes can be functionalised on a large scale more cleanly and efficiently than before, improving their commercial viability for engineering, catalysis and bionanotechnology.
Milo Shaffer and colleagues have exploited existing surface oxide defects present in most carbon nanotube ... more
Researchers pursue plasmonics and photonics technology for optical improvements
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.
Based on their research, these sensors could be used for improving optical sources, d ... more