News tagged with engineering physics

Pushing microscopy beyond standard limits

Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have devised a method to convert a relatively inexpensive conventional microscope into a billion-pixel imaging system that significantly outperforms the best available ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

(Phys.org) —Just an atom thick, 200 times stronger than steel and a near-perfect conductor, graphene's future in electronics is all but certain. But to make this carbon supermaterial useful, it needs to be a semiconductor ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

(Phys.org) —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits carbon nanotubes ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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