September 28, 2022

The potential of sintered regolith for solar energy harvesting and thermal energy storage: promising results for in-situ resource utilization in future lunar and planetary missions

To satisfy the essential needs, including energy requirements, for human and robotic space explorations on planetary objects like Moon, Mars and asteroids, the proper exploitation of […]
June 21, 2021

Deep-subwavelength 2D periodic surface nanostructures on diamond by double-pulse femtosecond laser irradiation

Two-dimensional laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSSs) with a deep-subwavelength periodicity (80 nm ≈ λ/10) were obtained for the first time on diamond surfaces. The unique surface […]
May 7, 2021

A new concept for nanocolloids: Solar-Thermoelectric energy harvesting

Researchers from CNR-INO, CEA Saclay, École des Ponts ParisTech and PHENIX, a joint laboratory between CNRS and Sorbonne University demonstrated a novel hybrid solar-enabled power generation […]
April 6, 2021

Nanofluids with Pd nanoplates boost the efficiency of Concentrating Solar Power systems

Researchers from CNR-INO, University of Cadiz, University of Rennes 1 and University of Reading demonstrated that nanofluids consisting of Pd nanoparticles dispersed in aromatic oil are […]
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