Navigation Links
Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact
Date:8/4/2009

an old-style phonograph to make a nanoscale image of the solar cell. The microscope, developed in Ginger's lab to record photocurrent, comes to a point just 10 to 20 nanometers across (a human hair is about 60,000 nanometers wide). The tip is coated with platinum or gold to conduct electrical current, and it traces back and forth across the solar cell to record the properties.

As the microscope traces back and forth over a solar cell, it records the channels and bubbles that were created as the material was formed. Using the microscope in conjunction with the knowledge gained from the current research, Ginger said, can help scientists determine quickly whether polymers they are working with are ever likely to reach the 10 percent efficiency threshold.

Making solar cells more efficient is crucial to making them cost effective, he said. And if costs can be brought low enough, solar cells could offset the need for more coal-generated electricity in years to come.

"The solution to the energy problem is going to be a mix, but in the long term solar power is going to be the biggest part of that mix," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Vince Stricherz
vinces@u.washington.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Gerresheimer Sells Technical Plastics Business
2. Bio-Tec Environmental Introduces Their New Plastic Additive Showing 45% Biodegradation of Plastics in Just 14 Days
3. Gerresheimer Starts Process to Sell off its Business Segment of Technical Plastics
4. Pure Plastics Pitch Proves Perfect
5. PharmAthene, Inc. Closes on $19.3 Million Private Placement of Convertible Notes and Common Stock Warrants
6. Novavax Announces Repayment of $5 Million of Convertible Debt
7. Viral Genetics Retires Nearly $3.5 Million Convertible Debt and Provides Updates on Capital Structure and Stock Issuances
8. Verenium Completes Amendment to 8% Senior Convertible Notes
9. First step to converting solar energy using artificial leaf
10. Schering-Plough Declares Quarterly Dividends on Common Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
11. Wyeth Announces Holder Right to Surrender Convertible Debentures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Berkshire ... is pleased to announce the release of the ... highest level of contamination containment in critical processing ... 3 and higher cleanroom environments, ValuSeal® IonX™ is ... knit laundered wiper that continues Berkshire’s innovative focus ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Research Area & by End User - Global Forecast ... In this report, the global epigenetics market is ... end users. The product segments of the epigenetics market ... kits, and reagents. The subsegments of the enzymes product ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 21, 2014 The Americas Inorganic ... refrigerants market in Americas with analysis and forecast ... the Americas Inorganic Refrigerants Market report, to get ... also provides a glimpse of the segmentation in ... by various tables and figures. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Currently offering a comprehensive ... D Weighing, Rice Lake, and Ohaus, Pipette.com has ... The Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance is ideal for ... and user-friendly laboratory balance. , Sartorius is a ... laboratory balances are well known for their high ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ions Are Bygones, Berkshire Announces the Release of New Innovative Cleanroom Wipers 2Global Epigenetics (VLA, WBA, NBA, RTA, Rotary-Wing Aircraft) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Epigenetics (VLA, WBA, NBA, RTA, Rotary-Wing Aircraft) Market - Forecast to 2019 3The Americas Inorganic Refrigerants Market is estimated to grow to $71.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Americas Inorganic Refrigerants Market is estimated to grow to $71.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 2Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 3
... (OTC Bulletin Board: CHBT) (,China-Biotics", "the,Company"), a leading ... and distribution of probiotics products,today announced its financial ... year, ended June 30, 2008., First ... 19.5% year-over-year to $11.4 million -- Gross ...
... ... Aug. 14 Senetek PLC (OTC,Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a Life ... science of healthy aging, today announced,financial results for the quarter ... June 30, 2008 was $691,000, compared with,$471,000 reported in the ...
... drugs and devices that have ... the quality of human life -, PALO ALTO, Calif., ... announced that its chronic angina therapy,Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-releases tablets) has ... 2008 award which honors the,best pharmaceutical agent and best biotechnology ...
Cached Biology Technology:China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 10China-Biotics, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 11Senetek PLC Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Senetek PLC Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3CV Therapeutics Announces Ranexa(R) Named Finalist for Prix Galien USA 2008 Award 2CV Therapeutics Announces Ranexa(R) Named Finalist for Prix Galien USA 2008 Award 3
(Date:10/16/2014)... (October 16, 2014) – Post-menopausal women experienced improvements ... hormone levels or genital bleeding, after 12 weeks ... investigational fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement previously shown ... a new peer-reviewed pilot study reported in a ... annual scientific meeting. , "These data documented ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... admitted Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) as a ... continues to maintain a significant nationwide standing in ... acceptance of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as a ... in the national and international competition for the ... Rhineland-Palatinate can be proud that Mainz University has ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... 2014   Neurotechnology , a provider of ... of the VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 software development ... biometric face identification using live video streams from ... new version not only identifies faces in a ... while they are moving through the video frame. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):S-equol supplements associated with improved measures of reproductive health in postmenopausal women 2Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member 2Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member 3VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 2VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 3
... A custom-built, $2.5 million "split magnet" system with the potential ... made its debut at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ... at 25 tesla, easily besting the 17.5 tesla French record ... for early 20th-century inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, is a ...
... as a preventative measure only achieve a short-term effect with ... up with even more aphids than untreated fields. This has ... of Wrzburg in the scientific journal PLoS One . ... triticale fields? This is what the biologists at the Department ...
... widely known PSA blood test for prostate cancer in men ... for breast cancer, the most common form of cancer in ... the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry . Chien Chou ... the test also is a potential biomarker of breast cancer ...
Cached Biology News:25 Tesla, world-record 'split magnet' makes its debut 225 Tesla, world-record 'split magnet' makes its debut 3Fewer aphids in organic crop fields 2
normal human fibroblasts Source: Cell Lysate Form: Ready to Use Application: Western Blotting Control...
3T3 cells (RSV-transformed) Source: Cell Lysate Form: Ready to Use Application: Western Blotting Control...
PC12 (rat phaeochromocytoma) cells Source: Cell Lysate Form: Ready to Use Application: Western Blotting Control...
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to Olfactory Receptor, Family 2, Subfamily H, Member 3...
Biology Products: