New study reveals communications potential of graphene
Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and ...
Experiments on tiny gold prisms help to explain the unusual electrodynamics of nanostructures
Nanoplasmonics—the study of light manipulation on the nanometer scale—has contributed to the production of novel devices for chemical and biological sensing, signal processing and solar energy. However, ...
New solar cell technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently
(Phys.org) —Getting the blues is rarely a desirable experience—unless you're a solar cell, that is.
EPFL scientists have developed an innovative mathematical method to greatly improve computer modeling of metamaterials.
The very idea: Kitchen gadgets powered by microwave leaks
In search for dark matter components, physicists edge closer by watching radiation shifts
(Phys.org) —Nuclear magnetic resonance—that phenomenon where nuclei of certain atoms, when in a magnetic field, take in and give off measurable amounts of electromagnetic radiation—is everywhere.
Physicist proves impossibility of quantum time crystals
Researchers find way to measure speed of spinning object using light's orbital angular momentum
Team uses carbon nanotubes for polarized-light detection
Using carpets of aligned carbon nanotubes, researchers from Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have created a solid-state electronic device that is hardwired to detect polarized light across ...
Revolutionary muon experiment to begin with 3,200-mile move of 50-foot-wide particle storage ring
(Phys.org) —Scientists from 26 institutions around the world are planning a new experiment that could open the doors to new realms of particle physics. But first, they have to bring the core of this experiment, ...
BioSolar announces first sale of BioBacksheet—solar panel part made from cotton and beans
Swift, Chandra explore a youthful 'star wreck'
(Phys.org) —While performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy's central regions, NASA's Swift satellite has uncovered the previously unknown remains of a shattered star. Designated G306.3.9 after ...
Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
New patented fabrication technique key to new solar power technology
A novel fabrication technique developed by a University of Connecticut engineering professor could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve the efficiency of ...