Matter & Energy

Every Last Sun Drop: UCSB Researchers Increase Solar Cell Efficiency With Perovskite Crystals

“It may not be long before people are putting hybrid-perovskite-based solar cells on their roofs."
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The Physics Circus Travels To Cyberspace, a Detour Brought on by COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, the team had to rethink their methods of outreach to disseminate learning in a safer, yet still exciting and effective way. 
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UCSB STEM Disciplines Come Together To Study Cell Polarization

Banavar and her collaborators were interested in understanding how cells understand their own geometry and maintain polarity.
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UCSB Professor Who Invented Blue LEDs Wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Since 1995, Nakamura has received numerous accolades for his achievements in the field, namely his efforts to create cheap and efficient sources of light.
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Advancing Green Chemistry With Professor Adeyemi Adeleye

Adeleye spoke on two particular ways that his graduate students have been developing methods and processes to improve pollution remediation with green chemistry. 
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Assessing Sand Demand for a Low-Carbon Transition in Infrastructure

With ecological sustainability in mind, researchers aimed to highlight the limitations of a future that implements a low-carbon transition in infrastructure when utilizing natural sand as “relief”
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Molecular Engineering of Materials for Chemical Sensing and Metal-Organic Frameworks

Currently, Mirica heads a research group whose main focus is “working with different realms of materials to try and find overarching emerging common properties.”
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