News tagged with metal oxides

Batteries get a (nano)boost

Need to store electricity more efficiently? Put it behind bars. That's essentially the finding of a team of Rice University researchers who have created hybrid carbon nanotube metal oxide arrays as electrode material that ...

dateFeb 09, 2009 in Nanophysics
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A new dimension in materials research

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the future, physicists will be able to follow a new lead in their search for new materials for electronic components, for example. An international team of researchers headed by scientists ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Coating noble metal nanoparticles with silica

A straightforward and effective process for coating silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles with functionalized silica shells at room temperature has been developed by A*STAR . Crucially, unlike conventional ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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How to split a water molecule

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research team at RIKEN, Japan’s flagship research organization has succeeded for the first time in selectively controlling for reaction products in the dissociation of a single water molecule ...

dateApr 18, 2010 in Nanophysics
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'Impossible' conductivity explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring two materials that are not themselves conductive into contact and, exactly at their interface, something remarkable happens: at that precise point, conduction is possible.

dateMay 19, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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New options for transparent contact electrodes

Found in flat screens, solar modules, or in new organic light-emitting diode (LED) displays, transparent electrodes have become ubiquitous. Typically, they consist of metal oxides like In2O3, SnO2, ZnO and TiO2. ...

dateJan 29, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Looking deeply into polymer solar cells

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Ulm have made the first high-resolution 3D images of the inside of a polymer solar cell. This gives them important new insights ...

dateSep 13, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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