David Chandler, MIT News Office
A quantum process developed by MIT researchers is designed to increase the number of electrons produced when light strikes a metal-dielectric interface, which could lead to better solar cells and light detectors.
Research of textured surfaces and what happens on a hot surface as water boils by MIT researchers could lead to more efficient, and less dangerous, power plants. See related video.
Light detection, thermal-management systems, imaging devices could improve with MIT light control research
Researchers at MIT have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves using a layer of one-atom-thick graphene deposited on top of a similar 2-D layer of a material called hexagonal boron nitride (hBN).
New system aims to harness the full spectrum of available solar radiation to move solar energy closer to perfection, according to MIT researchers.
Researchers at MIT have created materials that reproduce cephalopods’ ability to quickly change colors and textures with potential applications that include flexible display screens and anti-fouling coatings for ships.
Researchers develop treated surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move.
Water condensing and jumping from a superhydrophobic surface can be harnessed to produce electricity.
Technique from MIT might enable advances in display screens, solar cells, or other devices.
Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity, according to MIT and Stanford University researchers.
Analysis probes reactions in porous battery electrodes for the first time.