Juice from Juice

JCAP at Caltech teaches you how to generate a current using blackberries and solar energy!

Try it out yourself by following these instructional videos:

More info can be found at: http://thesolararmy.org/jfromj/dssc.htm and http://ccisolar.caltech.edu/webpage/113

Here is also a good demo:

Here is PDF from University of Texas Austin of how to make a DSSC from household products:

Nanolab_Experiment

http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~igert/Nanolab_Experiment.pdf

 

Moonshot thinking

“Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.”

https://www.solveforx.com/about/whatisamoonshot/

(feature picture Apollo mission http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/saturn_apollo/photos/images/apollo17_GPN-2000-000636.jpg)

Dye sensitized solar cells

One of my research interest involves dye sensitized solar cells – a technology for capturing energy from the sun inspired by nature’s photosynthesis

Above is a simple video how how a DSSC works

Here are some articles on the subject:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dye-sensitized_solar_cell

http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v6/n3/full/nchem.1861.html