Revealing the Effect of Nanoscopic Design on the Charge Carrier Separation Processes in Semiconductor-Metal Nanoparticle Gel Networks

Abstract: "In this paper, it is shown that the nanoscopic design of combining semiconductors and noble metals has a direct impact on the macroscopic (electrochemical) properties of their assembled, hyperbranched, macroscopic gel networks. Controlled and arbitrary deposition of gold domains on CdSe/CdS nanorods leads to tipped and randomly decorated heteroparticles, respectively. Structur... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: April 6

Durian supercapacitors Researchers from the University of Sydney developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are capable of quickly storing and discharging energy. The team says their fruit-based material is more efficient than ones typically made from activated carbon. "Using durian and jackfruit purchased from a market, we conver... » read more