Nanostructures enhance light trapping for solar fuel generation
Researchers figure out how to 'grow' carbon nanotubes with specific atomic structures
Move over, silicon. In a breakthrough in the quest for the next generation of computers and materials, researchers at USC have solved a longstanding challenge with carbon nanotubes: how to actually build them ...
Carbon nanotube film restores light sensitivity to blind retinas
Phosphorus a promising semiconductor
(Phys.org) —Defects damage the ideal properties of many two-dimensional materials, like carbon-based graphene. Phosphorus just shrugs.
Hot electrons do the impossible in catalytic chemistry
Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices.
Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch
A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, which have ...
Motorized roller could mass-produce graphene-based devices
Researchers figure out why gold nanoparticles can penetrate cell walls
Cells are very good at protecting their precious contents—and as a result, it's very difficult to penetrate their membrane walls to deliver drugs, nutrients or biosensors without damaging or destroying the cell. One effective ...
'Endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.
Flexible all-carbon electronics integrated onto plants, insects, and more
Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology
Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.
Chemical engineers' research may lead to inexpensive, flexible solar cells (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Work by a team of chemical engineers at Penn State and Rice University may lead to a new class of inexpensive organic solar cells.
Superconducting circuits, simplified
Computer chips with superconducting circuits—circuits with zero electrical resistance—would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption ...