News tagged with fabric

'Seeing' through paint

(PhysOrg.com) -- When light passes through materials that we consider opaque, such as paint, biological tissue, fabric and paper, it is scattered in such a complex way that an image does not come through. ...

Mar 18, 2010 feature
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Trapping Sunlight with Silicon Nanowires

(PhysOrg.com) -- Berkeley Lab researchers have found a better way to trap light in photovoltaic cells through the use of vertical arrays of silicon nanowires. This could substantially cut the costs of solar ...

Mar 03, 2010
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Perfectly shaped solid components

(PhysOrg.com) -- When metals are shaped, the materials they are made of are often damaged in the process. One cause of this is excessive press force, which cracks and perforates the material. By running simulations ...

Feb 01, 2010
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