Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells.
News from the Cavendish Laboratory.
Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic components we use every day.
Scientists have discovered a group of materials which could pave the way for a new generation of high-efficiency lighting, solving a quandary which has inhibited the performance of display technology for decades. The development of energy saving concepts in display and lighting applications is a major focus of research, since a fifth of the world’s electricity is used for generating light.
An international team of astronomers has found a system of seven potentially habitable planets orbiting a star 39 light years away three of which could have water on their surfaces raising the possibility they could host life. Using ground and space telescopes, the team identified the planets as they passed in front of the ultracool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. The star is around eight per cent of the mass of the Sun and is no bigger than Jupiter.
World’s 'smallest magnifying glass' makes it possible to see individual chemical bonds between atoms10 Nov 2016
Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom, letting them look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, and opening up new ways to study light and matter.
Professor Valerie Gibson (Cavendish Laboratory) and Dr Mateja Jamnik (Computer Laboratory) have both received a Royal Society award for their efforts to increase and advance women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Brexit: Listen to experts from Cambridge and beyond discuss how, why and what next for Brexit Britain02 Nov 2016
Listen to some of the talks that were given as part of the University's 'Brexit Week' series, which took place from 18 - 22 October.
In a new study, researchers measure the spin properties of electronic states produced in singlet fission – a process which could have a central role in the future development of solar cells.