Highly conductive organic metal looks promising for disposable electronic devices
Inverted polymer solar cell efficiency sets world record
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Electronics like it cold, and 30 K cryocooler delivers
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
Multiphysics invisibility cloak manipulates both electric current and heat
Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
Robots may receive urine-powered artificial 'hearts'
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar ...
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now ...
Engineers develop graphene-based biosensor that works in three ways at once
(Phys.org)—One of nanotechnology's greatest promises is interacting with the biological world the way our own cells do, but current biosensors must be tailor-made to detect the presence of one type of protein, ...
Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application (w/ Video)
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker.
Team builds implantable piezoelectric nanoribbon devices strong enough to power pacemaker (w/ Video)
Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality
Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises—this is the promising application stemming from a discovery made at EPFL and published in Nature Nanotechnology. Other ...