Physicists capture first images of atomic spin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech ...
Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators
(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps ...
Simple Magnet Can Control Color of Liquid
University of California, Riverside nanotechnologists have succeeded in controlling the color of very small particles of iron oxide suspended in water simply by applying an external magnetic field to the solution. ...
Magnetic particles act as ink in new printer
Telescoping nanotubes offer new option for nonvolatile memory
IBM Scientists Demonstrate World's Fastest Graphene Transistor
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a just-published paper in the magazine Science, IBM researchers demonstrated a radio-frequency graphene transistor with the highest cut-off frequency achieved so far for any graphene device ...
Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells
Tiny 'Lego brick'-style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient
(Phys.org) —Rows of aluminum studs help solar panels extract more energy from sunlight than those with flat surfaces.
New solar cell technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently
(Phys.org) —Getting the blues is rarely a desirable experience—unless you're a solar cell, that is.
Color hologram uses plasmonic nanoparticles to store large amounts of information
Surface plasmons enhance nanostructure possibilities
Physicists pioneer new super-thin technology (Update)
Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create a new type of technology, which could be used to make super-fast electronic components and speed up the development of drugs.