New material allows for ultra-thin solar cells

Researchers have created a new material that may allow for extremely thin, semi-transparent and flexible solar cells.

New graphene-type material created

Scientists have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.

New inexpensive materials bring cheap hydrogen fuel closer to reality

Researchers have combined cheap, oxide-based materials to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases using solar energy with a solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 1.7 percent.

Next generation batteries may last 10 times longer

The key to the breakthrough is a tunneling field effect transistor. Transistors are switches that control the movement of electrons through material to conduct the electrical currents needed to run circuits.

Natural evolution inspires more efficient organic solar cells

A geometrically-patterned light scattering layer designed by McCormick researchers could make solar cells more efficient and less expensive.