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Institute faculty members Chris Van de Walle and Arthur Gossard have been designated Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Date: 01/11/2011
Type: News
An array of quartz domes 600 nanometers wide and 200 nanometers high.
Stanford University researchers have developed a nanoscale metal reflector that boosts the efficiency of solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by as much as 20 percent.
Date: 02/07/2011
Type: Article
Solar cells made of multiple semiconductor materials. Credit: Solar Junction
Startup Solar Junction says it can beat the performance of the most efficient solar cells on the market today.
Date: 02/23/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra.
Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra's start-up company, Transphorm, has come up with a set of chips that could substantially curb power consumption in computers, electric cars, motors and other appliances.
Date: 02/23/2011
Type: Article
Laptop charger
Institute faculty member's start-up says gallium nitride could make power electronics more efficient.
Date: 02/24/2011
Type: Article
Auger coefficient figure
UC Santa Barbara theorists say that the nitride semiconductor LED lighting performance problem, commonly referred to as ‘efficiency droop,’ is caused by Auger recombination.
Date: 04/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED droop
Institute faculty members' research featured on DOE energy blog.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Interview with Transphorm CEO Umesh Mishra
GigaOM's Katie Fehrenbacher interviews Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra about his startup company, Transphorm.
Date: 05/17/2011
Type: Blog, Video
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Startup Soraa says its second- generation LEDs will be brighter and more efficient than conventional LEDs, setting a new record in performance.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article

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