News from the networkSNI INSight December 2021
An ironclad future
Solar energy plays an important role in the fight against climate change as a substitute for fossil fuels. Dye-sensitized solar cells promise to be a low-cost supplement to the photovoltaic systems we know today. Their key feature is the dye sensitizers attached to their surface. Researchers at the University of Basel continue to improve the performance with sensitizers using iron – a commonly available and environmentally friendly metal.
Conductive nanocomposites as additives in 3D-biofabricated tissues
Scientists from the SNI network published a review paper on nanocomposites for tissue engineering. They summarize in the science journal Advanced NanoBioMed Research how conductive nanocomposites are currently used for the preparation of printable, electrophysiological tissues.