carbon nanotubes

Lightweight Lithium Batteries through Nanotechnology

Zhaolin Liu from the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore, in collaboration with Aishui Yu and co-workers from Fudan University in China, has developed a carbon nanotube electrode that can alleviate recharging problems in lithium-oxygen batteries, thanks to a support made from three-dimensional nickel foam. Lithium-oxygen batteries are innovative devices that generate power […] Read more

Printing OLEDs and Solar Cells is Now A REALITY

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Germany, worked together with mechanical engineering company MBRAUN to develop a production facility able to create inexpensive organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) as well as organic solar cells on an industrial scale. Is now possible to print OLEDs and solar cells from solutions containing luminescent organic […] Read more

Nanotube Electrodes: Improving Solar Cells

While we advocate the many benefits of solar energy to offset dependence on conventional fuel sources, it’s a fact that solar cells are expensive because of the materials used to create them. Also these cells don’t yield as much energy as they could owing to inefficient collection methods. All this seems set for a change […] Read more