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OPIE 2017

OPIC 2017



Solar & Alternative Energy

Nanoengineered lone-pair active photocatalysts for more efficient water splitting
A whole family of promising nanoengineered photocatalysts have been identified to enable the generation of solar fuels, hydrogen, and oxygen via artificial photosynthesis.
New gold/titanium dioxide photonic band gap semiconductor materials with an inverse opal structure are promising photocatalysts for solar hydrogen production.
24 April 2017
Enhanced rates of energetic photons are generated above the thermal emission limit in a hybrid thermal-photoluminescent device, which has an efficiency of about 70 at moderate operating temperatures.
26 March 2017
SPIE Photonics West 2016 Plenary

From the SPIE Photonics West Show Daily: 2D tunable materials would allow researchers to "move from still-life daguerreotype nanophotonics to the film and television era."

9 March 2017
Novel nonimaging optics solutions are used to achieve maximized concentration and matched etendue and to thus reach high operating temperatures for low-cost, fully dispatchable electricity.
1 March 2017
The efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells with zinc oxide electron transport layers are significantly affected by the deposition method and post-deposition surface modifications.
24 January 2017
Light can boost perovskite solar cell formation
Efficiency of perovskite-based photovoltaic cells depends on controlling its deposition into films.
26 April 2017
Japanese team proposes solar cell offering >50% conversion efficiency
Professors Kita and Asahi at Kobe University use 2-photon model to develop new solar cell structure for generating stronger photocurrents.
26 April 2017
Cree sets up LED joint venture with San'an
Hong Kong-based company to focus on mid-power devices for lighting applications.
26 April 2017
Karlsruhe Inst of Technology achieves 3D printing of glass
New procedure allows complex forms of glass to be made with micrometer features by 3D-printing.
25 April 2017
Andrea Alu: Combining wave phenomena to create new metasurfaces