News tagged with conduct electricity

Improvement in polymers for aviation

We live surrounded by polymers and today, rather than come up with new polymers, there is a tendency to modify them in order to obtain new applications. Carbon nanotubes have excellent mechanical properties, ...

Feb 25, 2014
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Ions help forecast toxic mine leakage

Curtin University and CSIRO researchers have found elevated electrical conductivity in creek water to be a reliable predictor of toxic seepage from a nearby mine's tailings pond.

Sep 29, 2014
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New method found for controlling conductivity

A team of researchers at MIT has found a way to manipulate both the thermal conductivity and the electrical conductivity of materials simply by changing the external conditions, such as the surrounding temperature. ...

Apr 29, 2011
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Modelling nano-worlds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modelling the fabrication processes for integrated circuits can slash production development time and costs by up to 40%. But as transistors, already at nano-scales, become ever smaller, researchers are modelling ...

Aug 10, 2009
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Nanotubes key to microscopic mechanics

In the latest issue of Elsevier's Materials Today, researchers from Spain and Belgium reported on the innovative use of carbon nanotubes to create mechanical components for use in a new generation of micro-machines. While ...

Oct 25, 2011
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Making liquid crystals stand tall

Most liquid-crystalline displays contain rod-like molecules that quickly switch from one orientation to another when subjected to electric fields. This movement creates a shutter effect that turns light on ...

Nov 21, 2011
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