Light Harvesting Breakthrough
Congratulations to Assoc Prof Qin Li and her research team who have discovered a new mechanism for improving the light harvesting properties of certain nanomaterials. This breakthrough could herald a new class of composite materials for enhanced solar absorption and optoelectronics. The researchers have shown for the first time that a phenomenon known as “quantum-confined bandgap narrowing” enables UV solar energy absorption of titanium oxide (TiO2) and graphene quantum dots to easily extend into the visible light range.
Further details are provided in the following media releases:
Printed Electronics World
Energy Harvesting Journal