Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
Scientists detect residue that has hindered efficiency of promising type of solar cell
(Phys.org) —Drivers who have ever noticed a residue on their windshields after going through a car wash will sympathize with nanoscientist Seth Darling's pain.
Graphene's high-speed seesaw
A new transistor capable of revolutionizing technologies for medical imaging and security screening has been developed by graphene researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham.
Piezoelectric 'taxel' arrays convert motion to electronic signals for tactile imaging
Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals. The arrays ...
Team identifies proton pathway in photosynthesis
(Phys.org) —A Purdue University-led team has revealed the proton transfer pathway responsible for a majority of energy storage in photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, plants, algae and bacteria convert sunlight, carbon ...
Simulation shows it's possible to move H2O@C60 using electrical charge
Color of OLEDs can now at last be predicted thanks to new modeling technique
OLEDs – thin, light-emitting surfaces – are regarded as the light sources of the future. White OLEDs consist of stacked, ultra-thin layers, each emitting its own light color, all together resulting in ...
Novel material shows its credentials to facilitate integration of photonic, electronic components in practical device
Many devices used in everyday life—whether they be televisions, mobile phones or barcode scanners—are based on the manipulation of electric currents and light. At the micro- and nano-scales, however, ...
Startup touts ultrafast charging: What if a smartphone could charge in 12 minutes instead of two hours?
Detroit Electric pegs SP:01 production output at 999
Measuring the seeds of noctilucent clouds
(Phys.org) —A constant stream of space debris flows toward Earth from the rest of the solar system. Large meteors can sometimes survive the intense friction and heat upon entering Earth's atmosphere, but ...
A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries
Electric cars have still got it tough in the German marketplace. They are too expensive and their range is too short. This is an opportune time for a breakthrough in efficient and low-cost lithium-sulfur ...
Researchers develop polymer nanofibers for chemical and biological decontamination
Chemical and biological threats pose a significant concern not only to the modern warfighter but an ever-increasing number of individuals and groups. This threat is compounded by the persistence of these ...
'Snow White' coating protects SpaceX Dragon's trunk against rigors of space
(Phys.org) —He described it as "snow white." But NASA astronaut Don Pettit was not referring to the popular children's fairy tale.