Tagged: solar cells

Getting more energy from the sun: how to make better solar cells - Guest Work

Guest Author May 05, 2016

By Tara P. Dhakal, Binghamton University, State University of New York Global demand for energy is increasing by the hour as developing countries move toward industrialization. Experts estimate that by the year 2050, worldwide demand for electricity may reach 30 terawatts (TW). For perspective, one terawatt is roughly equal to the power of 1.3 billion horses. Energy … Read More

'Take scientific risks' – Nobel Laureates - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Mar 18, 2015

Holly van der Salm Prize-winning scientists at an international meeting all gave similar advice, says New Zealand attendee Holly van der Salm – don’t just be a specialist, don’t be afraid to take risks, and go where the exciting science is. A University of Otago PhD candidate, Ms van der Salm now has new books on her bedside table … Read More

Paper 2.0: From flexible screens to smart solar cells - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 17, 2012

Sir Richard Friend, the Cambridge University physics professor who has just completed a lecture tour of New Zealand, recently stacked all 78 volumes of the 2005 editions of Physical Review on the floor of his office. Sir Richard Friend “I probably broke all sorts of OSH rules,” says Sir Richard, whose towering wall of paper comprised 80,000 pages of journal … Read More