Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything
Novel crumpling method takes flat graphene from 2D to 3D
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a unique single-step process to achieve three-dimensional (3D) texturing of graphene and graphite. Using a commercially available ...
Solar power game-changer: 'Near perfect' absorption of sunlight, from all angles
No matter which way you look at it, the notion of harvesting energy from the sun to power our homes and businesses is more absorbing than ever.
New nanoassembly technique is created
U.S. chemists at Rice University say they have discovered how to assemble gold and silver nanoparticle building blocks into larger structures.
New Nanocoating Is Virtual Black Hole for Reflections
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created the world’s first material that reflects virtually no light. Reporting in the March issue of Nature Photonics, they describe an opt ...
Important Twist in Supercapacitor Research
(PhysOrg.com) -- Car batteries as we know them today may soon be relics. Storing energy in clunky containers with limited shelf lives has plagued car makers and military engineers who need lightweight, powerful ...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of nanocomposite paper
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new energy storage device that easily could be mistaken for a simple sheet of black paper.
Breakthrough may lead to industrial production of graphene devices
With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the 'miracle material'. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising its properties ...
Quantum Dots May Lead to Rainbow Solar Cell
Nanoscale 'Coaxial Cables' for Solar Energy Harvesting
New graphene transistor promises life after death of silicon chip (Update)
Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor – a breakthrough that could spark the development of a new type of super-fast computer chip.
Re-inventing nature for cheaper solar power
A research team in Sydney has created molecules that mimic those in plants which harvest light and power life on Earth.
Graphene's love affair with water
Graphene has proven itself as a wonder material with a vast range of unique properties. Among the least-known marvels of graphene is its strange love affair with water.
Paint-on semiconductor outperforms chips
Researchers at the University of Toronto have created a semiconductor device that outperforms today's conventional chips -- and they made it simply by painting a liquid onto a piece of glass. The finding, which ...