Solar Vapor Generation by Nanoparticles

ACS Nano just published an article on Solar Vapor Generation by Nanoparticles. This technology is being hailed by Rice Universtiy Engineers as revolutionary as it is now possible to convert solar energy directly into steam without the need of heating the entire volume. This opens up many new scientific uses such as sterilization, sanitation, and steam generators with greater efficiencies
as water can be converted directly to steam on a nano scale than macro scale.