polymers

New Techniques for Solar Cells

New Techniques for Solar Cells

Material on a block polymer film separating into segregated pockets. Source: Argonne National Laboratory. Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed an extension to atomic layer deposition techniques which could lead to improvements in solar cells and photonic ...

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Why Saliva Forms Beads on a String

Why Saliva Forms Beads on a String

A team made up of scientists from several institutions recently found the cause for the “beads-on-a-string” phenomenon, mostly known in saliva. When people stretch a glob of saliva between their thumb and forefinger, they see string of beads form, before ...

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Compressor-Free Refrigerator

Scientists from Penn State University have designed the future of refrigerators and other cooling devices through magnetic field refrigeration. The investigation pertaining to electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers might remove electrically powered refrigerators and their compressors and ...

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New Cheap Organic Solar Cells

New Cheap Organic Solar Cells

A team of scientists including Nobel laureate Alan Heeger, Professor of physics at the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids at University of California, Santa Barbara, and Kwanghee Lee of Korea have created a new “tandem” organic solar cell with ...

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