Navigation Links
New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 The American Chemical Society (ACS) today launched a new video series that highlights headline-making research from the society's suite of more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific journals. The first episode of Breakthrough Science focuses on research reported in one of those journals, ACS Nano. It involved development of new transparent solar cells, an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.

The video is available at

Breakthrough Science features newsworthy research with the potential to improve everyday life. The series includes interviews with scientists from a range of fields, complemented by engaging graphics and animation. New episodes will be released on a regular basis.

In the video, Yang Yang, Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, explains the development of a new kind of solar cell that produces energy by absorbing mainly infrared light, not visible light, making the cells 66 percent transparent. These so-called polymer solar cells are lightweight and flexible and can be produced in high volume at low cost.

Yang and co-author Paul S. Weiss, Ph.D., a UCLA professor who also is editor-in-chief of ACS Nano, explain how they made the device from a photoactive plastic that converts infrared light into an electrical current. They predict that the technology could be used on buildings within a few years.

Yang and Weiss are also the focus of the film Catching the Invisible Light, a semifinalist in the Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition. Finalists will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and the top award will receive a $100,000 Grand Prize.


Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Related medicine news :

1. More Americans Buckling Up Than Ever Before: Report
2. Great American Smokeout Is Thursday
3. Many Americans Still in the Dark About Antibiotic Resistance
4. 2 Scripps Research Institute scientists honored by American Chemical Society
5. Study: Education levels in Asian American neighborhoods affect residents health
6. Personalizing medicine: New American Chemical Society Prized Science video
7. Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study
8. African American women with HIV/HCV less likely to die from liver disease
9. Partisanship Guides Americans Attitudes on Health-Care Reform Law: Poll
10. Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study
11. Blood pressure diet works, but adherence drops among African-Americans
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors has released a report ... has just posted the findings on the website. Click here to read the ... 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP surgery. Among the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion that will ... their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a complimentary head ... “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we encourage all ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of ... than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population ... global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted by Hollywood legend, ... that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with a wide variety ... consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In the latest installment ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic ... list of CAAHEP accredited colleges, as only one of twelve colleges and universities in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research ... addition of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... --> --> ... analysis of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 ... the "Global Brain Monitoring Devices Market ... --> ) has announced the ... Devices Market 2015-2019" report to their ... ( ) has announced the addition ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: