Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:39:31 PM.

Nanoscale technology
Interesting tech developments in nanotech, nanostructured materials, etc.

daily link  Saturday, April 24, 2004

Nanosys filing for IPO, changing product plans: "One minor shift is that the company no longer expects its initial products to be biosensors .. Instead, the company is working with the government on biosensor applications. Nanosys has also added nonvolatile memory to the markets it seeks to penetrate, according to its recent filing. Given the subtle shifts, [analyst] Sanchez said, the most likely initial product would be solar cells. ..

Thiemo Lang, a portfolio manager with mutual fund firm Activest, said the IPO might be a bit early. “This will be very interesting to follow,” he said. “I think they see that the stock market is quite favorable for them.” Lang created the Activest Lux NanoTech mutual fund in 2002. "

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Material grabs more sun: "Most photovoltaic materials absorb a relatively narrow range of light energy [from one band gap].. Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California, and MIT have engineered a single material that contains three bandgaps and is capable of capturing more than 50 percent of the sun's energy. The researchers made the material by forcing oxygen into a zinc-manganese-tellurium crystal. The oxygen split the crystal's band gap and formed a third one of its own. ..

It will take to three years to assess the technical feasibility of the multiband solar cell, according to the researchers. The work appeared in the December 12, 2003 issue of Physical Review Letters".  See also here.

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