Researchers show the way forward for improving organic and molecular electronic devices
Future prospects for superior new organic electronic devices are brighter now thanks to a new study by researchers with the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Working at the Lab's ...
Engineers develop novel system for producing conductive films
(Phys.org) -- Yale engineers have developed a novel automated system for generating strong, flexible, transparent coatings with promising uses in lithium-ion battery and fuel cell production, among other applications.
Copper-nickel nanowires could be perfect fit for printable electronics
While the Statue of Liberty and old pennies may continue to turn green, printed electronics and media screens made of copper nanowires will always keep their original color.
New plastics can conduct electricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly discovered technique makes it possible to create a whole new array of plastics with metallic or even superconducting properties.
Copper nanowire films could lower touch screen, LED and solar cell costs
Copper nanowires may be coming to a little screen near you. These new nanostructures have the potential to drive down the costs of displaying information on cell phones, e-readers and iPads, and they could ...
Graphene ink created for ink-jet printing of electronic components
Promising new alloy for resistive switching memory
Memory based on electrically-induced "resistive switching" effects have generated a great deal of interest among engineers searching for faster and smaller devices because resistive switching would allow ...
Caltech researchers design a new nanomesh material
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers, light bulbs, and even people generate heat—energy that ends up being wasted. With a thermoelectric device, which converts heat to electricity and vice versa, you can harness that ...
New nanoparticles make solar cells cheaper to manufacture
University of Alberta researchers have found that abundant materials in the Earth's crust can be used to make inexpensive and easily manufactured nanoparticle-based solar cells.
Super-stretchable yarn is made of graphene
(Phys.org) —A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching that of Kevlar is possible, according to Penn ...
New technology to enable development of 4G solar cells
Professor Ravi Silva of the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute has identified the range of combinations of organic and inorganic materials that will underpin new 4th generation solar cell technology – ...
Conducting polymer films decorated with biomolecules for cell research use
The ability to create conducting polymer films in a variety of shapes, thicknesses and surface properties rapidly and inexpensively will make growing and testing cells easier and more flexible, according ...
With support, graphene still a superior thermal conductor
The single-atom thick material graphene maintains its high thermal conductivity when supported by a substrate, a critical step to advancing the material from a laboratory phenomenon to a useful component in ...
Radically simple technique developed to grow conducting polymer thin films
(PhysOrg.com) -- Oil and water don't mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off.