News tagged with advanced materials

Nothing bugs these NASA aeronautical researchers

(Phys.org) —NASA's gutsiest scientists say they don't get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves smashed into. The preceding dose of hyperbole is brought to you by a team of ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Engineering
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New solar-cell design based on dots and wires

Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanophysics
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The electronic origin of photoinduced strain

(Phys.org)—Multiferroics are in a class of materials that exhibits more than one ferroic order simultaneously. One of the prototypical multiferroics is BiFeO3, an important material because it is one of ...

dateFeb 11, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro

Researchers at Ruhr University have used self-assembling techniques to produce gold microwires that have suitable properties for micro-Velcro. The research is published today in Science and Technology of ...

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Novel materials shake ship scum

Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch.

dateJan 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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