Graphene produces more efficient transport of a semiconducting polymer film
The new wonder material graphene has fantastic properties, for example flexibility, transparency and high charge carrier mobility. A study by an international team led by David Barbero, assistant professor ...
Researchers engineer improvements of technology used in digital memory
The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.
Clean energy 'bio batteries' a step closer
Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are a step closer to enhancing the generation of clean energy from bacteria.
New electron spin secrets revealed: Discovery of a novel link between magnetism and electricity
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Cambridge in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to directly generate an electric current in a magnetic material by ...
Liquid helium offers a fascinating new way to make charged molecules
A collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Innsbruck has developed a completely new way of forming charged molecules which offers tremendous potential for new areas of chemical research.
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
An international team of researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) has observed a new, unexpected kind of behaviour ...
A novel platform for future spintronic technologies
Spintronics is an emerging field of technology where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than their charge. The field can bring significant advantages to computer technology, combining higher speeds ...
Nano-engineering enhances charge transport, promises more efficient future solar cells
(Phys.org) —Solar cells based on semiconducting composite plastics and carbon nanotubes is one of the most promising novel technology for producing inexpensive printed solar cells. Physicists at Umeå University ...
Fluttering flags to harvest power looks promising to researchers
EnGo public charging station serves university students
Intel wireless charging in a bowl coming sooner than later
Toyota, Grenoble set stage for test in ride-sharing
Variables of nature
Within physics there are certain physical quantities that play a central role. These are things such as the mass of an electron, or the speed of light, or the universal constant of gravity. We aren't sure ...
Live from inside a battery: Researchers observe the phenomenon of 'lithium plating' during the charging process
Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensable, especially in electromobility. However, when metallic lithium forms and deposits during charging ...