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Reproducing Nuclear Reactor Damage in the Lab

Reproducing Nuclear Reactor Damage in the Lab

A new $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will enable University of Michigan engineering researchers to advance the understanding of how radiation damages nuclear reactor components by reproducing nuclear reactor damage under controlled conditions. The work could enable engineers to predict when and how components in nuclear power reactors will wear out,


UW Professor Designs Solar Cells that Store Energy

When people think about solar, they often think about harvesting- how to gather the energy. “But there’s another side of the story that’s sometimes overlooked,” said Hongrui Jiang a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “How do you store it?” Bulky batteries or supercapacitors often accompany solar panels. Jiang wanted something smaller and more self-sustaining


UConn Professor Uses Nanotech for 70% Efficient Solar Cell

While current solar energy technology, which is usually based on semiconductor technology made of silicon or gallium oxide functions at 20 percent efficiency on the high end, a University of Connecticut professor is working on a new technology that could harvest 70 percent of the sun’s electromagnetic radiation. The technology uses nanosized antennas. Working with


GROOVY: Professor Develops Solar Rainbow Machine

Michael Jones McKean, a former resident at the Bemis Center and now a professor at theVirginia Commonwealth University, has created a machine that can createartificial rainbows using natural materials. McKean has been practicingthe feat in parking lots for years and is now preparing for a largerinstallation at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha,Nebraska.


Inside Professor Peter Peumans Solar Lab

Professor Peter Peumans of Stanford University spoke on Wednesday evening at the SVPVS (Silicon Valley Photovoltaic Society) on approaches to lowering the cost of solar energy conversion. Peumansis an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford andDeputy Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP).He is an expert in solar cell modeling and characterization

“Personal” solar energy will help meet world’s energy needs, professor says

Personal-scale solar energy is essential to meeting the world’s energydemands in the next century, Massachusetts Institute of Technologyprofessor Daniel Nocera said in the latest issue of Inorganic Chemistry. Noceraenvisions a catalyst that could split water molecules into hydrogen andoxygen; the hydrogen, in turn, would be used to generate electricity ina fuel cell. The process is