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Proposed standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons

More than 60 research groups worldwide are now developing variations of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which converts ambient mechanical energy into electricity for powering wearable electronics, sensor networks, implantable medical devices and other small systems. To provide a means for both comparing and selecting these energy-harvesting nanogenerators for specific...
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NanoKTN Hosts Seminar Programme and Energy Harvesting Workshop at NANO Live UK 2012

25th-26th September 2012, Birmingham   The NanoKTN is pleased to announce details of a two-day seminar programme it is hosting at NANO Live, in partnership with JEMI and MANCEF, looking at the advances in MEMS and NANO Processes for Electronics, Industrial and Biomedical applications. The NanoKTN will also be hosting a workshop alongside the event, under the Energy Harvesting...
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Energy Harvesting Information & Project idea Workshop

26th September 2012, Birmingham - hosted alongside MEMS & NANO Live 2012   Event website: /web/9267593   Introduction Self-powering devices and the reduction of energy consumption are common goals for innovators and business managers of both larger scale manufacturing equipment, plant and smaller scale consumer devices and test equipment. To this...
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Zinc could replace 'rare earths' in solar cells, screens

Costly and rare indium, used in solar cells, and screens for TVs, computers, and mobile phones, could be replaced with abundant and cheap zinc, scientists at Oxford University believe.   Because of its combination of high transparency and high electrical conductivity indium tin oxide (ITO) dominates the global market for coatings for solar cells...
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Heliatek’s transparent solar films will enable tinted windows to generate electricity

Heliatek GmbH, technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics, has announced that its transparent solar films could be used to be integrated between the glass sheets of double glazed windows. These windows would look like tinted glass as the unique vapor deposition technology for the solar films allows for a homogeneous coating of the solar layer without any distracting patterns or...
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Energy Harvesting presentations available from the recent S2k event

On the 19th of June in Southampton, an energy harvesting work was successfully organised by the Nano and ESP KTN's to look at the wide range of issues that are prevalent in this area. Talks from many parts were given by leading experts of the supply chain including vibration harvesting and also through to wireless communication protocols.   If you would like to review...
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NanoKTN Announces Details of Energy Harvesting Workshop to be held at S2K 2012 – Europe’s Leading Semiconductor Conference

Micro and Nanofabrication for Energy Harvesting Applications, 19th June 2012, University of Southampton.   The NanoKTN is pleased to announce details of the workshop it will be hosting at S2K 2012 – Europe’s leading conference for the Semiconductor, Nanotechnology and MEMS industry. The workshop, being organised in partnership with the Electronics, Sensors,...
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Dyesol innovation recognised at 2012 Endeavour Awards

Dyesol Limited’s innovation was recognised at the 9th Annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards with the Company winning the Highly Commended Award in the Most Innovative Manufacturing Company category.  Dyesol was selected as a Finalist in four categories:  the Global Integration Award – which recognises international collaboration and supply...
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Dyesol expands expertise in Dye Solar Cells with NTU partnership

Dyesol will partner with Singapore’s Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University to investigate Dye Solar Cell (DSC) applications and technological advancements.   Both institutions will collaborate on research and development work involving low-cost DSC technology – a nanotechnology that mimics photosynthesis to turn light into electricity under...
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Solar cell turns windows into generators

Imagine a world where the windows of high-rise office buildings are powerful energy producers, offering its inhabitants much more than some fresh air, light and a view.   For the past four years a team of researchers from Flinders University has been working to make this dream a reality – and now the notion of solar-powered windows could be coming to a not too distant...
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Dyesol successfully raises $5 Million

Australian “clean-tech” company, Dyesol Limited has raised a total of AUD $5 million, through take-up by shareholders of the recent Share Purchase Plan and a supplementary placement to sophisticated investors.   The transaction was partly underwritten by Octa Phillip Securities for a total of $3 million and, consequently, there was no shortfall to the underwriter. ...
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Development of new-generation solar cells

Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and Korea have combined their expertise in polymer patterning and materials science in a bid to develop new-generation solar cells.    UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Director, Professor Peter Gray, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Yonsei University in Seoul,...
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Metamaterial could be far more efficient at capturing sunlight than existing solar cells

Metamaterials are a new class of artificial substances with properties unlike anything found in the natural world. Some have been designed to act as invisibility cloaks; others as superlenses, antenna systems or highly sensitive detectors. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to use metamaterials to absorb a wide range of light with extremely high efficiency, which they say...
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Power Felt gives a charge

When graduate student Corey Hewitt touches a two-inch square of black fabric, a meter goes berserk. Simply by touching a small piece of Power Felt – a promising new thermoelectric device developed by a team of researchers in the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials – he has converted his body heat into an electrical current.   Comprised...
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Device for harvesting energy and water from human waste gets green light

A project from a team of researchers from Imperial College London, the University of Manchester and Durham University beat more than 2,000 other proposals to receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a prototype system for recovering drinkable water and harvesting hydrogen energy from human faecal waste. The researchers believe the technology could provide an...
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New laser can point the way to new energy harvesting

New ultrafast laser equipment, capable of generating intense pulses of light as short as a few femtoseconds from the UV to the Infra Red, will help scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) measure how energy is transferred from molecule to molecule and point the way to molecular structures for exploiting solar radiation.   Funded by a £466,000 grant...
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Scientists lay out plans for efficient solar energy harvesting

Solar power could be harvested more efficiently and transported over long distances using tiny molecular circuits, according to research inspired by new insights into natural photosynthesis.   Incorporating the latest research into how plants, algae and some bacteria use quantum mechanics to optimise energy production via photosynthesis, scientists have set out how to design...
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How to produce flexible CIGS solar cells with record efficiency

The technology yielding flexible solar cells with an 18.7% world record efficiency developed by scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has now been published in “Nature Materials”. Key to the breakthrough is the control of the energy band gap grading in the copper indium gallium (di)selenide semiconductor, also known as CIGS, the...
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New Graphene discovery boosts oil exploration efforts, could enable self-powered microsensors

Researchers have developed a new method to harvest energy from flowing water. This discovery aims to hasten the creation of self-powered microsensors for more accurate and cost-efficient oil exploration.   Led by Rensselaer Professor Nikhil Koratkar, the researchers investigated how the flow of water over surfaces coated with the nanomaterial graphene could generate small...
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Warwick wins £1.7 million research grant to help “cooltronics”

The University of Warwick Department of Physics has been awarded a prestigious five-year grant to the sum of £1.7 million for “Creating Silicon Based Platforms for New Technologies”. The initiative will open up new technologies ranging from energy harvesting to “cooltronics”, enabling zero-power electronics and could be key to combating global climate change. ...
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Miniaturised power modules for aircraft bodies

Sensor networks are supposed to pervade the body of airplanes in the future – much like a nervous system. Thanks to a joint research project of EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany) and the Vienna University of Technology, the single sensor elements do not require any external power supply.   Aircraft maintenance can be time consuming and expensive. It is much simpler if the...
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With a simple coating, nanowires show a dramatic increase in efficiency and sensitivity

By applying a coating to individual silicon nanowires, researchers have significantly improved the materials’ efficiency and sensitivity. The findings, published in the May 20, 2011, issue of Nano Letters, suggest that the coated wires hold promise for photodetectors and energy harvesting technologies like solar cells.   Due to a large surface-to-volume ratio, nanowires...
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