Boosting efficiency of excitonic solar cells
An EU-funded project is exploiting innovative routes that rely on nanotechnology to further develop the potential of third-generation photovoltaics. Exciton harvesting is a fundamental parameter for efficient operation of such photovoltaic devices.
Eliminating fungus in aircraft fuel tanks
Growth of microorganisms in aircraft fuel tanks can block the flow of fuel and cause corrosion, affecting both safety and maintenance costs. Novel antimicrobial coatings could solve the problem simply and effectively.
In situ formation of nanotubes by tunnelling
Nanomaterials are famous for their unique properties that differ from those of bulk quantities of the same stuff. Now, bulk structures made from nanomaterials are the next generation and EU-funded scientists are paving the way.
The molecular language of cells
Understanding how cells receive signals from the outside and translate them into cellular responses is central to the field of biology and medicine.
Calling for a more hospitable Europe
There are major differences in approaches to otherness between and within European nations. EU-funded research has supported further work on a political philosophy related to welcoming the 'other'.