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Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop

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Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
22-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breaking the Supermassive Black Hole Speed Limit

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A new computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. The simulation is based on a computer code used to understand the coupling of radiation and certain materials.
21-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Less Radiation in Inner Van Allen Belt Than Previously Believed

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The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA’s Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation...
20-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Flying Saucer’ Colloidal Quantum Dots Produce Brighter, Better Lasers

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A multi-institutional team of researchers from Canada and the US has demonstrated steady state lasing with solution-processed nanoparticles called “colloidal quantum dots,” an important step on the path to improving laser tools for fiber optics,...
20-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jaqueline L. Kiplinger Receives the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry Award

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Jaqueline Kiplinger was recognized this week with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering award. Kiplinger was one of 12 women...
9-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Perovskite Edges Can Be Tuned for Optoelectronic Performance

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In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and...
9-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unexpected Oxidation State for Molecular Plutonium Discovered

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with the University of California – Irvine (UCI) have uncovered a significant new chemical attribute of plutonium, the identification and structural verification of the +2 oxidation...
9-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Science Versus the ‘Horatio Alger Myth’

In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have taken a condensed matter physics concept usually applied to the way substances such as ice freeze, called “frustration,” and applied it to a...
22-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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