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
New 'layered-layered' materials for rechargeable lithium batteries
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new approach to increasing the capacity and stability of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Scientist warns of nanotechnology dangers
A British scientist is warning that hundreds of nanotechnology products are about to go on sale despite a lack of biological safety testing.
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
IBM builds first IC around a single carbon nanotube
IBM today announced that its researchers have built the first complete electronic integrated circuit around a single “carbon nanotube” molecule, a new material that shows promise for providing enhanced ...
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.
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.
Nanoparticles Unlock the Future of Superalloy Metals
Sandia National Laboratories is pioneering the future of superalloy materials by advancing the science behind how those superalloys are made.