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Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries

Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries

Researchers have used in situ NMR combined with density-functional theory calculations to provide insights on the kinetics of lithiation and delithiation in high capacity Si-anode based lithium-ion batteries

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Biologically Inspired Photocell

Biologically Inspired Photocell

Collaboration with Microsoft Research produces first results on quantum heat engine

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Plasmonic Dimers Controlled with Sub-nanometer Graphene Spacer

Winton Scholar Jan Mertens describes how graphene has been used as a spacer with atomic thickness precision to modify plasmonic modes

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Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells

Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells

Researchers have been able to tune ‘coherence’ in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electrons in organic materials, revealing the key to generating ‘long-lived charges’ in organic solar cells - material that could revolutionise solar energy.

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Jugaad Innovation: A Frugal, Flexible and Inclusive Way to Grow

Jugaad Innovation: A Frugal, Flexible and Inclusive Way to Grow

Professor Jaideep Prabhu introduces Jugaad - a way to create good-enough solutions that employ minimal resources

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Winton-linked Lecturer appointed

Winton-linked Lecturer appointed

Suchitra Sebastian becomes first academic staff at the Cavendish to be linked to the Winton Programme

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Two for one in solar power

Two for one in solar power

A process that could revolutionise solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first time.

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Inspired by nature

Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature’s book

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Maxwell Centre for the physical sciences

Maxwell Centre for the physical sciences

The new Maxwell Centre to be built at the Cavendish announced today by Chancellor George Osborne

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Lithiation of silicon via lithium Zintl-defect complexes from first principles

Lithiation of silicon via lithium Zintl-defect complexes from first principles

Modeling provides insight into stable form of Li defects in Si which may play a significant role in Li-ion batteries

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Innovating Technologies for the Poorest 2 Billion

Innovating Technologies for the Poorest 2 Billion

Prof Ashok Gadgil from Lawrence Berkeley Visits Cambridge to Talk about Energy and the Environment research and how Technology can make a difference to millions of lives of people in developing countries.

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Pump Prime Awards

New Winton Pump Prime Awards Granted

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Solar energy harvesting using photoferroelectric materials

Research by Winton Scholar Miloš Knežević and Professor Mark Warner, proposes a new charge pump method to convert solar energy into electricity

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Winton Fellows collaborate with NanoDTC

Siân Dutton and Andrew Morris will both be supervising NanoDTC students to work on mini-projects related to battery cell development

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Unlocking nature's quantum engineering

Unlocking nature's quantum engineering

Research by Dr Alex Chin published in Nature Physics provides insight on coherent processes in pigment-protein complexes

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Winton Community Grows

Programme appoints new Scholars and Fellows

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