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Finding the keys to boiling heat transfer

A team of MIT researchers has succeeded in carrying out the first systematic investigation of the factors that control boiling heat transfer from a surface to a liquid. This process is crucial to the efficiency of power plants ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in General Physics
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Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

( —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits carbon nanotubes ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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The dance of the atoms

( —Catalysts can stop working when atoms on the surface start moving. At the Vienna University of Technology, this dance of the atoms could now be observed and explained.

dateJun 10, 2013 in Nanophysics
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