Researchers use artificially engineered materials to create breakthrough for sound sensors
University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering researchers have developed breakthrough technology to improve sound sensor capabilities through the use of artificially engineered materials.
New invention that could change design of future memory storage devices
A research team at Singapore A*STAR's Data Storage Institute (DSI) has invented a new phase change material that has the potential to change the design of future memory storage devices.
Directed self-ordering of organic molecules for electronic devices
A simple surface treatment technique demonstrated by a collaboration between researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Penn State and the University of Kentucky potentially offers ...
Major advances made in predicting crystal structures
Researchers have met the challenge of predicting the crystal structures of small organic molecules by computational methods without experimental input, a goal that has been described as the Holy Grail of crystallography.
Researchers closer to the ultimate green 'fridge magnet'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are a step closer to making environmentally-friendly 'magnetic' refrigerators and air conditioning systems a reality, thanks to new research published today in Advanced Materials.
Water-splitting Photocatalyst Brought to Light
(PhysOrg.com) -- To produce "green" fuels, some scientists are looking for a little help from above. Sunlight is the key ingredient in photocatalytic water splitting, a process that breaks down water into ...
Scientists predict an out-of-this-world kind of ice
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell scientists are boldly going where no water molecule has gone before -- that is, when it comes to pressures found nowhere on Earth.
Chemists advance organic semiconductor processing
Any machinist will tell you that a little grease goes a long way toward making a tool work better. And that may soon hold true for plastic electronics as well.
New Single-Element Compound Discovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- Florida International University researchers have discovered a new single-element compound, a breakthrough that could rewrite chemistry books.
Simple lithium good for many surprises
(PhysOrg.com) -- At first glance, lithium should be a simple atomic system. It is the lightest solid element and with just three electrons, it should exhibit simple, crystalline structures. However, an international ...
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras: Tunable material boasts nearly 100 percent absorption
Now you see it, now you don't. A new device invented at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) can absorb 99.75% of infrared light that shines on it. When activated, it appears black ...
From opals to optical chips
Materials known as photonic crystals could form the building blocks of future optical computers and micro-scale communications devices. Scientists have developed a low-cost and versatile way to make photonic ...
Fail-Safe Techniques Erase Magnetic Storage Media
What if you absolutely must delete all data from a computer drive -- beyond any hope of recovery? That was the challenge facing scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Their solution: special ...