Renewable energy

New Solar Cell Technology Efficiently Captures High-Energy PhotonsApril 1, 2014

Transient absorption spectroscopy measurements performed at the CNM by users from the University of Texas at Austin, together with the CNM Nanophotonics Group, played a critical role in the detection of multiexcitons in the inexpensive model thin-film semiconductor CuInSe2.

Photosynthesis, reimaginedMarch 27, 2014

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers from Arizona State University have found a way to imitate Photosystem II, the first protein complex in the long chain of reactions that use energy from the sun to create usable fuel.

New solar cell technology captures high-energy photons more efficientlyJanuary 23, 2014

Scientists at Argonne and the University of Texas at Austin have together developed a new, inexpensive material that has the potential to capture and convert solar energy — particularly from the bluer part of the spectrum — much more efficiently than ever before.

Bioenergy Landscapes

Balancing resource productivity and sustainability at the watershed scale