News tagged with charges

Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap

( —Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal the presence ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in General Physics
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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 ...

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 of organic electronic ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Microscopy charges ahead

( —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 in snow. ...

dateMay 29, 2014 in General Physics
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