Nanotechnology has already played a big role to reduce our carbon footprint.
How LEDs play a huge role in a net zero economy .. but it has it’s problems
LEDs have drastically reduced the energy consumption for lighting and control systems rely on computer processors. In this set of slides we talk with physics researchers who are developing new devices or improving the efficiency LEDs and solar cells.
Prof Manus Hayne describes the different types of memory for computers and then explains how the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre is developing a “Universal Memory” chip.
Universal Memory technology has been seen as an unlikely solution to the problem with the massive consumption of electrical power in the IT sector.
Future of solar cells
Dr Lefteris Danos, Lancaster University Chemistry department and Energy Lancaster discusses the latest improvement in solar voltaic panels.
In this section : Dr Ben Robinson (Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre) describes how thermoelectric materials can be used to cool process chips in data centres reducing their carbon footprint.