Manufacturing Bits: April 3


World's brightest accelerator Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) is readying what is considered the world’s most luminous or brightest particle accelerator. The system, dubbed the SuperKEKB, combines an electron-positron collider with a new and advanced detector. The storage ring system is designed to explore and measure rare decays of elementary particles, such... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Dec. 23


Glimpsing pathway of sunlight to electricity According to University of Oregon and Lund University researchers, four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment have opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity. The work, which the researchers expect could inspire devices with improved efficiency in solar e... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Nov. 25


Better photodetectors Photodetectors are semiconductor devices that convert incoming light into electrical signals used in a vast array of products, from visible and infrared light detection systems to television remote controls. Meanwhile, perovskite is an organic-inorganic hybrid material with a crystal structure that is very efficient at converting light into electricity, and in recent year... » read more