Extremely strong coupling superconductivity of heavy-electrons in two-dimensions
The ultimately strong electron-electron interaction in metal is realized in the so-called heavy-fermion compound containing rare earth elements, in which the electron effective mass is enhanced by a few hundred ...
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future: Charge formation efficiency used to screen materials
Organic photovoltaic cells—a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight—show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and ...
Nanodiamonds cut through dirt to bring back 'bling' to low-temperature laundry
Nanodiamonds, pieces of carbon less than ten-thousandths the diameter of a human hair, have been found to help loosen crystallized fat from surfaces in a project led by research chemists at the University of Warwick that ...
Simple math may solve longstanding problem of parasite energetics
Feeling faint from the flu? Is your cold causing you to collapse? Your infection is the most likely cause, and, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara research scientist Ryan Hechinger, it may be possible ...
Melting an entire iceberg with a hot poker: Spotting phase changes triggered by impurities
"What a curious feeling," says Alice in Lewis Carroll's tale, as she shrinks to a fraction of her size, and everything around her suddenly looks totally unfamiliar. Scientists too have to get used to these ...
Discovery of pure organic substances exhibiting the quantum spin liquid state
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Japan's National Institute for Materials Science have discovered pure organic substances exhibiting the quantum spin liquid state.
Bundle up: It's freezing or below in all 50 states
Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what part of the United States you're in.
Thin polymer coating used to create fire-resistant fabrics
Dr. Jaime Grunlan's research into fire-resistant materials is featured in the September 2012 issue of Smithsonian magazine.
Microwaves to improve drug delivery
A team of Swinburne researchers has shown that low-temperature microwaves can be used to open up pores in bacterial cells, which could lead to significant improvements in the design of drug delivery systems.
Fujitsu develops cooling technology that utilizes a CPU's waste heat
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of cooling technology that employs waste heat generated by CPUs to produce chilled water that can be used to cool server rooms.
New study may aid rearing of stink bugs for biological control
Many people think of stink bugs as pests, especially as the brown marmorated stink bugs spreads throughout the U.S. However, certain stink bugs are beneficial, such as Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas), a pred ...
Smouldering peat fires may contribute to climate change
New research into smouldering wildfires in the UK has found that they could be a contributor to climate change.