Multijunction solar cell could exceed 50% efficiency goal
Team grows large graphene crystals that have exceptional electrical properties
When it comes to the growth of graphene—an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material—it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
NIST atom interferometry displays new quantum tricks
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a novel way of making atoms interfere with each other, recreating a famous experiment originally done with light while ...
Graphene balloon yields unprecedented images of hydrated protein molecules
(Phys.org) —A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level.
Cambridge, Nokia introduce new stretchable and flexible mobile phone concept
The concept for a new stretchable and flexible mobile phone developed by the University of Cambridge and the Nokia Research Center (NRC) was unveiled today.
Scientists produce carbon nanotubes using commercially available polymeric resins
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have successfully produced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in high yields in bulk solid compositions using commercially available aromatic containing resins. The concentration ...
Taiwan Scientists Discover Gold Nanoparticles Stabilize Organic Memory
Simple Method Yields Complex Micro- and Nanoparticle Shapes
Flexible battery, no lithium required
(Phys.org) —A Rice University laboratory has flexible, portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage.
Nanotube forests grown on silicon chips for future computers, electronics
Engineers have shown how to grow forests of tiny cylinders called carbon nanotubes onto the surfaces of computer chips to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where the chips connect to cooling devices ...
Improbable 'buckyegg' hatched
An egg-shaped fullerene, or "buckyball egg" has been made and characterized by chemists at UC Davis, Virginia Tech and Emory and Henry College, Va. The unexpected discovery opens new possibilities for structures ...
New self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself
Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists ...
A new way to make sheets of graphene
Graphene's promise as a material for new kinds of electronic devices, among other uses, has led researchers around the world to study the material in search of new applications. But one of the biggest limitations ...
A promising step towards more effective hydrogen storage
An international research team led by Swedish Professor Rajeev Ahuja, Uppsala University, has demonstrated an atomistic mechanism of hydrogen release in magnesium nanoparticles – a potential hydrogen storage material. The ...