News tagged with complex materials

High-strength materials from the pressure cooker

A Surprise in Materials Chemistry: At Vienna University of Technology, materials for lightweight construction, protective clothing or sports equipment can be produced at high temperatures and high pressures. ...

May 05, 2014
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Molecules as circuits

Pursuit of silicon-based electronics has certain limits, in the physical sense: This type of circuit can never become "nano" because of the physical laws governing the flow of electrons. This imposes a halt ...

Jan 23, 2014
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X-rays reveal fuel cells in action

(Phys.org) —Wouldn't it be great to have a magical "energy box" that could convert a wide array of fuels to electricity with high efficiency and lower emissions? Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) show significant ...

Jun 03, 2013
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