Researchers develop method to inkjet print highly conductive, bendable layers of graphene
(Phys.org) —Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials
(Phys.org)—A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries.
Researchers create more efficient hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen fuel cells, like those found in some "green" vehicles, have a lot of promise as an alternative fuel source, but making them practical on a large scale requires them to be more efficient and cost effective.
Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra-thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and ...
Study shows economic feasibility for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air
With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the ...
Physical chemistry could answer many questions on fracking
New nano-research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water
(Phys.org) -- Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of Prashant V. Kamat, the John A. Zahm Professor ...
Ultrafast chemical imaging lights the way to monolayer and nanometer spatial resolution
Since the 19th century, microscopy and spectroscopy methods have illuminated many aspects of chemistry and physics, from defining atomic spectra to bringing clarity to Einstein's photoelectric effect.
Small and efficient: Water nanodroplets cool biomolecules ultrafast
Researchers of the Max-Born-Institute at Berlin, Germany, have observed how biomolecules transfer energy into extremely small water droplets in their environment. A water shell consisting of only 3 water ...
By supercooling liquids, scientists can determine the physics happening in glasses
(Phys.org) -- The whereabouts of exceedingly slow-moving molecules in glasses can be quickly and efficiently measured, thanks to a new technique that uses vapor and extreme cold to drop the molecules' speed ...
Researchers analyse interfaces between water and catalyst with computer simulations
(Phys.org)—Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear. RUB chemists have now gleamed some initial answers from computer simulations. ...