How to store large amounts of solar energy in the molecule

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and stores it in chemical bonds. A possible long-term use of the molecule is to capture solar energy efficiently and store it for later consumption. The current results have been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, JACS. The Earth receives Read more about How to store large amounts of solar energy in the molecule[…]

Renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with the aid of solar energy

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are attempting to convert carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to fuel using energy from sunlight. Recent results have shown that it is possible to use their technique to selectively produce methane, carbon monoxide or formic acid from carbon dioxide and water. The study has been published in ACS Nano. Plants convert Read more about Renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with the aid of solar energy[…]

The smallest 3D printed microrobot

The future of robotics might not be the industrial, metallic kind we are used to. Researchers at Linköping University are making strides in soft robotics, reaching smaller and smaller milestones for the field. We are all familiar with conventional robots, heavy arms of solid metal running on electric motors. Maybe for assembling a car. They Read more about The smallest 3D printed microrobot[…]

Polymer solar cells could be even cheaper and more reliable

Polymer solar cells could be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by researchers at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly and unstable fullerenes. In recent years, polymer solar cells have emerged as a low cost alternative to silicon solar cells. In order to Read more about Polymer solar cells could be even cheaper and more reliable[…]