Navigation Links
Solar cells of the future
Date:12/18/2007

A new material, nano flakes, may revolutionise the transformation of solar energy to electricity. If so, even ordinary households can benefit from solar electricity and save money in the future.

If researcher Martin Aagesens future solar cells meet the expectations, both your economy and the environment will benefit from the research. Less than 1 per cent of the worlds electricity comes from the sun because it is difficult to transform solar energy to electricity. But Martin Aagesens discovery may be a huge step towards boosting the exploitation of solar energy.

- We believe that the nano flakes have the potential to convert up to 30 per cent of the solar energy into electricity and that is twice the amount that we convert today, says Martin Aagesen who is a PhD from the Nano-Science Center and the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen. During his work on his PhD thesis, Martin found a new and untried material.

- I discovered a perfect crystalline structure. That is a very rare sight. While being a perfect crystalline structure we could see that it also absorbed all light. It could become the perfect solar cell, says Martin Aagesen. The discovery of the new material has sparked a lot of attention internationally and has led to an article in Nature Nanotechnology.

- The potential is unmistakeable. We can reduce the solar cell production costs because we use less of the expensive semiconducting silicium in the process due to the use of nanotechnology. At the same time, the future solar cells will exploit the solar energy better as the distance of energy transportation in the solar cell will be shorter and thus lessen the loss of energy, says Martin Aagesen who is also director of the company SunFlake Inc. that pursues development of the new solar cell.


'/>"/>

Contact: Rikke Byesen
rb@nano.ku.dk
452-875-0413
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. China Technology Announces Entry to the Solar Energy Sector
2. Nanotech could make solar energy as easy and cheap as growing grass
3. Novocell Announces Discovery Linking Key Cancer Cell Signaling Pathways With Proliferation and Self-Renewal of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
4. Reovirus Infection of Melanoma Cells Generates Anti-Tumour Immunity
5. Scientists synthesize memory in yeast cells
6. BioLife Solutions CryoStor(TM) Adopted by Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics for Preservation Protocol for New, Non-Embryonic Source of Stem Cells
7. Patent Office Rules in Neuralstems Favor in Dispute with StemCells, Inc.
8. NIH Announces Advanced Cell Technologys Single Cell Embryo Biopsy Technique as a Means to Derive Embryonic Stem Cells to be Considered for Federal Funding
9. Scientists synthesize memory in yeast cells
10. Breakthrough research identifies how cells from pigs may cure diabetes
11. Patent on Technology for the Delivery of Stem Cells to the Human Heart Issued to CellCyte Genetics Corp. of Washington
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Whitehouse Laboratories is excited to ... with PTI Inspection Systems that will enable ... the art leak testing method development and validation programs ... available. As part of this agreement, Whitehouse Labs has ... Detection Instrument developed and manufactured by PTI. The ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... $6 million in Series B funding and secured Otter ... and investment capital will accelerate commercialization of GGI’s Agriplier™ ... multiple crop types. , “Since our first meeting, ... commitment to the biological product space,” said Alan Sobba, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... In 2013, Lawrence Livermore National ... Security LLC (LLNS), was awarded more than ... laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light ... the Czech Republic. , When commissioned to its ... " High repetition-rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System " ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014   MSC , ... patient safety, today announced the appointment of Mary ... With 28 years of experience preparing companies for ... 2013 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and ... performance improvement business , as well as corporate strategy ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 3LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 2LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 3MSC names Mary Beth Loesch President and CEO 2
... , ... Services, Inc. Is Pleased To Announce The Launch Of Its New And Improved Website. ... A More User-Friendly Design Layout To Enhance Functionality And Navigation. The Site Also Offers ... Sciences And Lab Operations. , ...
... , OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 6 Transgenomic Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO) announces ... Transgenomic Inc. Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release, ... Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern, Where: http://www.transgenomic.com/events.asp?id=6 ... log on to the web at the, ...
... Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY ) (TSX:ONY), a ... products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that ... end 2009 financial results on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 ... Following the release, Oncothyreon,s management expects to discuss these ...
Cached Biology Technology:One of the Nation's Leading Analytical Testing Laboratories is Now Easier to Access -- Pace Analytical Launches New Web Site to Showcase Its Three Business Divisions 2Webcast Alert: Transgenomic Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Conference Call Webcast 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to ... Honorary Member of the Society. Honorary Membership acknowledges those ... through significant involvement in the affairs of the Society ... honor are selected by the ESA Governing Board and ... will be honored at the Awards Ceremony at Entomology ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... fresh water fish, owes its name to a striking pattern ... cell types, black cells, reflective silvery cells, and yellow cells ... fish and arrange as a multilayered mosaic to compose the ... all three cell types have to interact to form proper ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators have developed ... enhance the process of re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. ... biology methods to aid stem cell engineering. Details of ... described in two back-to-back papers in the journal ... range of uses for all types of cell-based investigations ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fred Baxendale selected as Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America 2How the zebrafish gets its stripes 2How the zebrafish gets its stripes 3New tool aids stem cell engineering for medical research 2
... NEW YORK (Feb. 29, 2012)Exposure to lead wreaks havoc ... and reduced potential for learning. But the precise mechanism ... has largely remained unknown. New research led by ... of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School ...
... New Orleans, LA Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, ... Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found ... of experimental stroke. Dr. Bazan was issued a patent on ... crosses the blood-brain barrier. The findings are published in the ...
... of global scientists, led by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center ... accurate way to administer warfarin, one of the most commonly ... As part of a worldwide study, the research team ... data with a mathematical model to help physicians more accurately ...
Cached Biology News:In what ways does lead damage the brain? 2LSUSHC research identifies new experimental drug for stroke 2Researchers find safer way to use common but potentially dangerous medication 2Researchers find safer way to use common but potentially dangerous medication 3
... The H2OBIT is a fully licensed, high throughput, ... processing of up to 24 microplates. This equates ... plates. ,A robotic arm rapidly transfers a ... in temperature ramping times that are considerably faster ...
... Dideoxycytidine Dideoxycytidine is a cytidine analog that ... retroviral activity. Immunogen: Chemical / ... The specificity of the ddC antiserum was ... of ddC to moles of ddC analog at ...
... series of Class II Biological Safety ... certification to the world's highest safety ... the cabinets cannot be adjusted out ... low noise and arm rest ensure ...
... HM-4000 Multidizer is designed with a variety ... rotating - all in one unit. Shake, ... independently operating compartments allow for hybridization and ... motion , The upper chamber uses ...
Biology Products: