News tagged with electrical circuits

How 'transparent' is graphene?

The amazing electrical, optical and strength properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon, have been extensively researched over the last decade. Recently, the material has been studied as a coating that might ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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New circuit breakers prevent electrical fires

A new fire protection circuit breaker from Siemens prevents electrical fires from developing. The device registers dangerous arcing in an electrical installation and breaks the circuit automatically. Arcing can happen as ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Less wear, longer life for memory storage device

Probe storage devices read and write data by making nanoscale marks on a surface through physical contact. The technology may one day extend the data density limits of conventional magnetic and optical storage, but current ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Heat flow control for future nanoelectronics

Electronic devices and their components are getting smaller and smaller. Through his doctoral research at the Department of Applied Physics in Aalto University, Tomi Ruokola has examined how the heat generated by electronic ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Scientists first to observe plasmons on graphene

With a beam of infrared light, scientists have sent ripples of electrons along the surface of graphene and demonstrated that they can control the length and height of these oscillations, called plasmons, using a simple electrical ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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