Universal transistor serves as a basis to perform any logic function
Inside story: Chemical reactivity on the inner surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
Energy storage device fabricated on a nanowire array
New carbon allotrope could have a variety of applications
Tiny battery is also a nanomotor
High-performance capacitor could lead to better rechargeable batteries
Engineered proteins stick like glue—even in water
Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed ...
Superhard carbon material could crack diamond
Transistor performance improves due to quantum confinement effects
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 paradigm for solar cell construction demonstrated
(Phys.org) —For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative. This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest ...
Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets
A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes.