• Vanderbilt University

    iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

    A Vanderbilt University electrical engineer has combining her research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own to create a diagnostic tool. Read More

    Jun 11, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    New device stores electricity on silicon chips

    Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Oct 22, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Spinach power gets a major boost

    Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells. Read More

    Sep 4, 2012