News tagged with electrical properties

A greener way to grow carbon nanotubes

Given their size, strength and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes — tiny, hollow cylinders made of carbon atoms — hold promise for a range of applications in electronics, medicine and other ...

Nov 10, 2010
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The flattest material in the world

The Nobel Prize for physics goes to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both Russian-born physicists now working at the University of Manchester in the U.K., for their discovery of graphene. ...

Oct 06, 2010
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New family of liquid crystals created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from ...

Oct 05, 2010
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Researchers develop a way to funnel solar energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms), MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell. Such nanotubes could ...

Sep 12, 2010
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Powerful new way to control magnetism

A team of scientists at Rutgers University has found a material in which an electric field can control the overall magnetic properties of the material. If the magnetoelectric effect discovered by the Rutgers group can be ...

Aug 23, 2010
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HP Labs find memristors can compute (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at HP Labs, the central research arm of HP, have discovered that a resistor with memory, a “memristor” can also perform logic operations. This means chips storing data may ...

Apr 09, 2010 report
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