Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
Scientists use electron 'ink' to write on graphene 'paper'
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
New coating technique finds application in next-generation lithium battery anodes
Scientists develop method for fabricating individual magnetic quantum dots
Researchers explore Li-air battery reversibility on the nanoscale
Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
Fundamental photoresist chemistry findings could help extend Moore's Law
(Phys.org) —Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor ...
Brain process takes paper shape
A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signalling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China.
Stain-free, self-cleaning clothing on the horizon
(Phys.org) —Since 2011, the Harvard research team that created Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces has demonstrated a spate of sleek applications for the super-slick coating known as SLIPS, which repels ...
Moth-inspired nanostructures take the color out of thin films
Inspired by the structure of moth eyes, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nanostructures that limit reflection at the interfaces where two thin films meet, suppressing the "thin-film ...
Lava dots: Scientists make hollow, soft-shelled quantum dots
(Phys.org)—Serendipity proved to be a key ingredient for the latest nanoparticles discovered at Rice University. The new "lava dot" particles were discovered accidentally when researchers stumbled upon ...
Upconverting nanoparticle inks: Invisible QR codes tackle counterfeit bank notes
An invisible quick response (QR) code has been created by researchers in an attempt to increase security on printed documents and reduce the possibility of counterfeiting, a problem which costs governments ...
Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires
Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing problem of counterfeiting.