News tagged with charges

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 ...

dateSep 05, 2014 in General Physics
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Water molecules favor negative charges

(Phys.org) —In the presence of charged substances, H2O molecules favor associating with elements with a negative electrical charge rather than a positive electric charge. EPFL researchers have published ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Materials Science
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Getting a charge out of water droplets

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that ...

dateJul 11, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Nano-imaging probes molecular disorder

Using a newly developed imaging method, LMU researchers show that thin-film organic semiconductors contain regions of structural disorder that could inhibit the transport of charge and limit the efficiency ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Microscopy charges ahead

(Phys.org) —Ferroelectric materials – substances in which there is a slight and reversible shift of positive and negative charges – have surfaces that are coated with electrical charges like roads covered ...

dateMay 29, 2014 in General Physics
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