Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

Data transfer system connects silicon chips with a hair’s-width cable

The advance could improve energy efficiency of data centers and lighten the load for electronics-rich vehicles.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~5 min

An LED that can be integrated directly into computer chips

The advance could cut production costs and reduce the size of microelectronics for sensing and communication.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 14, 2020 ~7 min

A cool advance in thermoelectric conversion

A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.

Steve Nadis | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Dec. 11, 2020 ~7 min

3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 25, 2020 ~11 min

Cracking the secrets of an emerging branch of physics

In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Researchers develop a high-power, portable terahertz laser

The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities out of the lab and into hospitals, airports, or other settings.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

Electronic design tool morphs interactive objects

MorphSensor lets users digitally model an object’s form and electronic function in one integrated space.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing

Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

The factory of the future, batteries not included

Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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