Advanced Materials

A folding ceramic

(Phys.org) —A sophisticated nanostructure renders a wafer-thin paper made of electrically conductive vanadium pentoxide fibres both tough and pliable.

dateMar 28, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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New solar-cell design based on dots and wires

Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Researchers produce ultra-light aerogel

A research team headed by Professor Gao Chao have developed ultra-light aerogel – it breaks the record of the world's lightest material with surprising flexibility and oil-absorption. This progress is published ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Improving ultrasound imaging

Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers that includes ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Materials Science
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Novel materials shake ship scum

Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch.

dateJan 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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