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The porous structure of a new electrode material.
A startup called Nanotune has developed a way to make electrodes that result in ultracapacitors with five to seven times as much energy storage capacity as conventional ones. This development could make electric cars cheaper and extend their range.
Date: 05/04/2011
Type: Article
UC Santa Barbara has teamed with the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) of Singapore to develop ultra-efficient nanoscale transistors.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Institute for Energy Efficiency Director John E. Bowers is the first scholar appointed to the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
An array of optical filters
Researchers at Caltech have discovered a way to tune optical filters to dynamically control which wavelengths of infrared light they respond to. One potential application of these tunable metamaterials could be thermal photovoltaics that maintain high efficiency regardless of the weather.
Date: 10/08/2010
Type: Article
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
The biggest new word in solar these days is the littlest—nano.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Caltech have designed materials that can bend visible light at precise angles regardless of its polarization. These materials could improve transparent solar-cell coatings so that solar cells can more fully utilize sunlight.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
Researchers have shown that nanowires have some very interesting properties that could help create solar panels that are more efficient than was previously thought possible.
Date: 04/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Researchers at Boston College use nanotechnology to develope a new anode material which could improve lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Discovery by a UCSD professor and graduate student may lead to smaller batteries with more power and run time.
Date: 11/22/2009
Type: News

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