New test reveals purity of graphene: Terahertz waves used to spot contaminants
Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and ...
Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Quantum dot LEDs get brighter, more efficient
Stronger, better solar cells: Graphene research on the cusp of new energy capabilities
(Phys.org) —There remains a lot to learn on the frontiers of solar power research, particularly when it comes to new advanced materials which could change how we harness energy.
Shape-changing liquid metal antenna could lead to responsive electronic devices
Nano-LEDs emit full visible spectrum of light
First all-carbon solar cell
(Phys.org)—Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.
Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials
In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.
A roadmap for graphene
Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper ...
Researchers build 3-D structures out of liquid metal
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature.
Brain process takes paper shape
A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signalling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China.
Chameleon crystals could enable active camouflage (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —The ability to control crystals with light and chemistry could lead to chameleon-style color-changing camouflage for vehicle bodies and other surfaces.
Probing dopant distribution: Study opens door to better doping of semiconductor nanocrystals
(Phys.org) —The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface.
Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography
(Phys.org) —In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more ...