Goblet tricks suggests ancient Romans were first to use nanotechnology
Researchers examine dynamics of liquid metal particles at nanoscale
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale. "Numerical simulation of ejected molten ...
One chemical forms two colors of crystals, sheds insight on agostic bonds important in industrial catalysis
Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals – one orange, the other blue – from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic ...
Behavior of turbulent flow of superfluids is opposite that of ordinary fluids
A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid, seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension. The physics underlying these materials—which appear to defy the conventional ...
Elastic electronics: Stretchable gold conductor grows its own wires
Networks of spherical nanoparticles embedded in elastic materials may make the best stretchy conductors yet, engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered.
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.
Scientists reveal structure of a supercooled liquid
If a liquid metal alloy is cooled slowly it will eventually form a solid phase. Before it solidifies, however, the liquid undergoes a liquid-liquid transition to a phase in which it has the same concentration ...
New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional ...
'Going negative' pays for nanotubes: Team finds possible keys to better nanofibers, films
(Phys.org) —A Rice University laboratory's cagey strategy turns negatively charged carbon nanotubes into liquid crystals that could enhance the creation of fibers and films.
Nanowire position and orientation precisely controlled using fluid flow
(Phys.org) —Scientists from the the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the University of Maryland have used a combination of electric fields and fluid flow to precisely move and rotate ...
Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener.
Study paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries
(Phys.org)—Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the ...
Researchers create self-healing, stretchable wires using liquid metal
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being ...
Rich countries reluctant to help finance mercury treaty, UN officials say
Crisis-weary developed countries' reluctance to help finance a ground-breaking international treaty to rein in the use of health-hazardous mercury is threatening the accord, UN officials warned Thursday.