Foldable display shows no crease after 100,000 folding cycles
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
Researchers discover promising hydrogen storage material
High-purity hydrogen generated from a single device
Theorists find a new way to improve efficiency of solar cells by overcoming exciton 'traps'
A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles ...
Scientists create one-dimensional ferroelectric ice
Researchers turn cement into metal
(Phys.org) —In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor ...
Study raises questions on what causes silicon solar cell degradation
New bone-like material is lighter than water but as strong as steel
Materials shape human progress – think stone age or bronze age. The 21st century has been referred to as the molecular age, a time when scientists are beginning to manipulate materials at the atomic level ...
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to 'digital metamaterials'
The concept of "digital metamaterials" – a simple way of designing metamaterials with bizarre optical properties that could hasten the development of devices such as invisibility cloaks and superlenses – is reported in a paper published today in Nature ...
Scientists find new toughening mechanism for ceramics
Researchers have identified a previously unknown mechanism that makes a rare kind of ceramics super-tough. The findings may show a way to compose super-hard and super-tough ceramics for industrial application, ...
Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best
Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that's stronger than steel.
Researchers create stable 2-D electron gas in strontium titanate, open door to new kind of electronics
Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer ...