solar power

Optimizing the Growth of Coatings on Nanowire Catalysts

by Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists chemically treated the surface of wire-looking nanostructures made of zinc oxide to apply a uniform coating of titanium dioxide; these semiconducting nanowires could be used as high-activity catalysts for solar fuel production

Getting More Heat out of Sunlight

by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications