Manganese dioxide nanorod technology could lead to a better capacitor
(Phys.org) —A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.
Computer simulations yield clues to how cells interact with surroundings
(Phys.org) —Your cells are social butterflies. They constantly interact with their surroundings, taking in cues on when to divide and where to anchor themselves, among other critical tasks.
Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties
Researchers at the universities of Chicago and Wisconsin-Madison raise the possibility of designing ultrastable glasses at the molecular level via a vapor-deposition process. Ultrastable glasses could find ...
New insight into an intriguing state of magnetism
(Phys.org)—Magnonics is an exciting extension of spintronics, promising novel ways of computing and storing magnetic data. What determines a material's magnetic state is how electron spins are arranged ...
Theoretical research reveals that experimental crystal structure of an important energy material is impossible
(Phys.org)—An international team led by Xiang-Feng Zhou and Artem R. Oganov, PhD, theoretical crystallographers in the Department of Geosciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, ...
Chemists find smallest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal
Flu antibody's 'one-handed grab' may boost effort toward universal vaccine
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Sea Lane Biotechnologies have solved the co-crystal structure of a human antibody that can neutralize influenza viruses in a unique way. The antibody recognizes ...
Sterling science: Strain in silver nanoparticles creates unusual 'twinning'
(Phys.org)—When twins are forced to share, it can put a significant strain on their relationship. While this observation is perhaps unsurprising in the behavior of children, it is less obvious when it comes ...
In nanorod crystal growth, nanoparticles seen as artificial atoms
In the growth of crystals, do nanoparticles act as "artificial atoms" forming molecular-type building blocks that can assemble into complex structures? This is the contention of a major but controversial theory ...
Third research team close to creating Majorana fermion
Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals
New observations could improve industrial production of high-quality graphene, hastening the era of graphene-based consumer electronics, thanks to University of Illinois engineers.
Pee power: Urine-loving bug churns out space fuel
Scientists on Sunday said they had gained insights into a remarkable bacterium that lives without oxygen and transforms ammonium, the ingredient of urine, into hydrazine, a rocket fuel.
New 3-D photonic crystal has both electronic, optical properties
In an advance that could open new avenues for solar cells, lasers, metamaterials and more, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal.
First ever single crystal metallic glass created under 25 gigapascals of pressure
Glass, by definition, is amorphous; its atoms lack order and are arranged every which way. But when scientists squeezed tiny samples of a metallic glass under high pressure, they got a surprise: The atoms ...