ADVANCED PHOTONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS LAB (APOL)
Our research "Determining the effectiveness of radiative cooler-integrated solar cells" is highlighted in media
10 Feb 2022
Solar cells can often become very heated while being subjected to the rays of the sun all day. Excessive heat can degrade them and lower their power-conversion efficiency. However, scientists at Pusan National University have found that integrating radiative coolers can solve this problem at low cost without energy consumption. The scientists have successfully tested their theories on what kind of solar cells work best with radiative coolers, providing novel insights for designing the next generation of highly efficient and long-lasting solar cells. ...
Our research "Revisiting silk: a lens-free optical physical unclonable function" is highlighted in media
28 Jan 2022
Silk can take on this role, as explained in Nature Communications, because security boffins are increasingly interested in "physical unclonable functions" (PUFs) – physical objects whose properties are impossible to replicate. As we explained in 2018, the electrical variation present in individual semiconductors has seen them used to generate keys unique to each device, making each chip a PUF. ...