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Recent Energy News
March 15, 2022 | UCLA Materials Scientists Lead Global Team in Finding Solutions to Biggest Hurdle for Solar Cell Technology
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and colleagues from five other universities around the world have discovered the major reason why perovskite solar cells — which show great promise for improved energy-conversion efficiency — degrade in sunlight, causing their performance to suffer over time. The team successfully demonstrated a simple manufacturing adjustment to fix the cause of the degradation, clearing the biggest hurdle toward the widespread adoption of the thin-film solar cell technology.
Ateam of chemists and engineers from universities in the U.S. and Japan have discovered how an important industrial chemical catalyst — rhodium — undergoes structural changes during chemical reactions for production of chemicals and fuels.
A resource new to UCLA’s Nano and Pico Characterization Laboratory (NPC) will offer researchers the opportunity to interrogate the physical and chemical properties of materials down to the nanoscale and beyond. Advanced mass spectrometer...
Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UCLA, has been elected as a 2022 senior member of the National Academy of Inventors. The honor recognizes inventors at academic institutions with a track record of success in developing their technologies into beneficial commercial products.
February 7, 2022 | Sweating the small stuff: Smartwatch developed at UCLA measures key stress hormone
Now, a UCLA research team has developed a device that could be a major step forward: a smartwatch that assesses cortisol levels found in sweat — accurately, noninvasively and in real time. Described in a study published in Science Advances, the technology could offer wearers the ability to read and react to an essential biochemical indicator of stress.
With a new location and added instrumentation, the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory (INML) now offers a complete set of tools for investigators at UCLA and beyond who study and develop state-of-the-art nanomaterials or nanostructures.
January 27, 2022 | Bluefin Foods creates a better solution to supply the world with cell-cultured seafood and meat
Bluefin Foods Inc., which is part of the Magnify incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA (CNSI) is a cell-cultured seafood company focused on bringing bluefin tuna sushi products to all the sushi lovers in the world. ...
Imaging through scattering and diffusive media has been a challenge for many decades, with numerous solutions reported so far. In principle, images distorted by random diffusers (such as frosted glass) can be recovered using a computer. However, existing methods rely...
January 26, 2022 | New method for making microparticles could accelerate drug development, production of new cell strains
UCLA scientists have devised a method for producing intricately shaped hydrogel microparticles at a rate of more than 40 million per hour — at least 10 times faster than the current standard approach. New method for making...