(PhysOrg.com) -- Young UNSW biomedical engineer Dr Rylie Green is gaining national attention for her work on conductive plastics for the bionic implants of the future.
Scientists transform polyethylene into a heat-conducting material
Most polymers -- materials made of long, chain-like molecules -- are very good insulators for both heat and electricity. But an MIT team has found a way to transform the most widely used polymer, polyethylene, ...
High, not flat: nanowires for a new chip architecture
Nowadays, a myriad of silicon transistors are responsible to pass on the information on a microchip. The transistors are arranged in a planar array, i.e. lying flat next to each other, and have shrunk down ...
Mismatched alloys are a good match for thermoelectics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the supercomputers at NERSC, Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrated that the semiconductors known as highly mismatched alloys (HMAs) hold great promise for the future development of high ...
Paper strips can quickly detect toxin in drinking water
(PhysOrg.com) -- A strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes can quickly and inexpensively detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water. Engineers at the University of Michigan led the development of the new biosensor.
Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Faster sequencing of DNA holds enormous potential for biology and medicine, particularly for personalized diagnosis and customized treatment based on each individual's genomic makeup. At present ...
Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing (w/ Video)
Faster sequencing of DNA holds enormous potential for biology and medicine, particularly for personalized diagnosis and customized treatment based on each individual's genomic makeup. At present however, ...
Carbon nanotubes may cheaply harvest sunlight
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new alternative energy technology relies on the element most associated with climate change: carbon.
Touch screen gamble: which technology to use
Prompted partly by the iPhone's phenomenal popularity, consumers are demanding and likely to get a wider range of touch screens on many more electronic devices.
Computation helps predict heat transfer in diamond
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell researcher Derek Stewart and collaborators have calculated the exact mechanism by which diamond conducts heat, a breakthrough that could lend insight into many fields, including electronics.
Gold solution for enhancing nanocrystal electrical conductance
In a development that holds much promise for the future of solar cells made from nanocrystals, and the use of solar energy to produce clean and renewable liquid transportation fuels, researchers with the U.S. ...
Water in Earth's mantle may be associated with subduction
A team of scientists from Oregon State University has created the first global three-dimensional map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle and their model suggests that that enhanced conductivity ...
Liquid-OLED Offers More Light-Emitting Possibilities
(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 ...