Physics - Condensed Matter news

Next-generation semiconductors synthesis

Although silicon semiconductors are nearly universal in modern electronics, devices made from silicon have limitations—including that they cease to function properly at very high temperatures. One promising alternative ...

Nov 08, 2013 4.6 / 5 (16) 0 | with audio podcast

Water caged in buckyballs

In a new paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics, a research team in the United Kingdom and the United States describes how water molecules "caged" in fullerene spheres ("buckyballs") are providing a deep ...

May 20, 2014 4.6 / 5 (16) 0

Scientists Engineer 'Pumped-Up' Materials

Robots with 'roid rage? Responsive prosthetics leading to the Six Million Dollar Man or the Bionic Woman? North Carolina State University scientists have devised new materials that aim to put some serious muscle behind robots ...

Sep 06, 2007 4.4 / 5 (17) 0

Diamond is one tough cookie

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people know that diamond is one of the hardest solids on Earth, so strong that it can easily cut through glass and steel. Surprisingly, very little is known about the strength of diamond ...

Jan 26, 2010 4.2 / 5 (17) 1 | with audio podcast

The Future Is 3-D Liquid Crystals

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr. Tim Wilkinson from the Department's Photonics Research Group, University of Cambridge, has made an exciting breakthrough, he has combined liquid crystals with vertically grown carbon nanotubes ...

Jan 15, 2009 4.4 / 5 (16) 6

Microneedles Could Replace Syringe

The common needle phobia and painful injections could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a revolutionary new drug-delivery technique developed by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology, US. The ...

Mar 10, 2008 4.7 / 5 (15) 3