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19 Feb 13
Jenoptik steps up diode efficiencies

German company details high-power diode bars with up to 67% wallplug efficiency at 976 nm.

18 Feb 13
CSEM opens new PV development center

Center of excellence in Neuchâtel to receive CHF19 million in funding from Swiss government over coming years.

15 Feb 13
Emcore bags $7.4M solar cell development contract

The New Mexico company lands a five-year award from the US Air Force to advance multi-junction devices.

13 Feb 13
Novel material promises improved solar cells

Researchers at Vienna University of Technology say that a new class of materials can create a superior solar cell.

11 Feb 13
Physics of bio-imaging "needs better understanding"

Images contain a wealth of information but much of what it means remains a mystery.

31 Jan 13
German OLED project “exceeds expectations”

Novel organic electronic materials are set to be commercialized by Novaled, while the EC’s new “Flex-o-Fab” project kicks off.

30 Jan 13
Laser modifies brain’s nerve cells

German, Swiss scientists develop optical microimplant to alter and monitor brain activity.

29 Jan 13
Photonics-based MINIGAS project yields better gas detectors

Mini-photoacoustic gas sensors based on interferometric readout and novel optical integration.

28 Jan 13
MicroLEDs achieve 'ultra-high' light intensity

Irish start-up InfiniLED creates LEDs that deliver equivalent of 300W/cm2.

28 Jan 13
DOE offers $12M to break solar limit

Funding for up to three research projects is designed to bring solar cells closer to the theoretical single-junction conversion efficiency limit.

23 Jan 13
Heliatek achieves 12% organic solar cell efficiency

Organic approach challenges silicon, thin film - as German company seeks further investment for process optimisation.

22 Jan 13
PhoxTroT developing new optical interconnects

Fraunhofer-led consortium seeks a generic building block to extend performance and consume less energy.

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