Printing innovations provide tenfold improvement in organic electronics
SLAC and Stanford researchers have developed a new, printing process for organic thin-film electronics that results in films of strikingly higher quality.
Electron hopping in graphene oxide leads to highly sensitive sensing
Researchers build transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensor (w/ video)
Imagine having skin so supple you could stretch it out to more than twice its normal length in any direction - repeatedly - yet it would always snap back completely wrinkle-free when you let go of it. You ...
Researchers ink nanostructures with tiny 'soldering iron'
Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shed light on the role of temperature in controlling a fabrication technique for drawing chemical patterns as small as 20 nanometers. ...
Shocking new way to create nanoporous materials revealed
Scientists have developed a new method of creating nanoporous materials with potential applications in everything from water purification to chemical sensors.
Lava dots: Scientists make hollow, soft-shelled quantum dots
(Phys.org)—Serendipity proved to be a key ingredient for the latest nanoparticles discovered at Rice University. The new "lava dot" particles were discovered accidentally when researchers stumbled upon ...
Porous crystals for natural gas storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different ...
Two-step technique makes graphene suitable for organic chemistry
The future brightened for organic chemistry when researchers at Rice University found a highly controllable way to attach organic molecules to pristine graphene, making the miracle material suitable for a ...
New carbon nanotube sensor can detect tiny traces of explosives
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have created a new detector so sensitive it can pick up a single molecule of an explosive such as TNT.
Researchers develop battery-less chemical detector
(PhysOrg.com) -- Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather ...
Project turns to sensors in sewers to catch bomb-makers
Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet ...
Discovery of new material state counterintuitive to laws of physics
(Phys.org) —When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you're at Argonne National Laboratory.