Bending—but not breaking—in search of new materials
Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials science research that could help next-generation technology -like wearable energy storage devices- ...
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
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 ...
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)
Nuclear spins control current in plastic LED: Step toward quantum computing, spintronic memory, better displays
University of Utah physicists read the subatomic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of hydrogen isotopes, and used the data to control current that powered light in a cheap, plastic LED – at room temperature ...
Materials scientists make solar energy chip 100 times more efficient
(Phys.org) —Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) have improved an innovative solar-energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous ...
Artificially-engineered material pushes the bounds of superconductivity
A multi-university team of researchers has artificially engineered a unique multilayer material that could lead to breakthroughs in both superconductivity research and in real-world applications.