News tagged with metal oxides

Toward tinier transistors

( —The foundation of many, many modern electronic devices – including computers, smart phones, and televisions – is the silicon transistor. However, the shrinking of consumer electronics is driving researchers ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Size matters in crucial redox reactions

( -- Particle size has a far more dramatic impact on chemical reactivity than previously thought, according to new research from UC Davis. The results have implications for understanding a wide range of vital ...

dateOct 12, 2010 in Materials Science
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The finer details of rust

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have been studying the behavior of iron oxide surfaces. The atomic structure of iron oxide, which had been assumed to be well-established, turned out to be wrong. The behavior ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Cooling down global warming

( -- Carbon capture has long been identified as a critical technology needed to prevent global warming, but efficient and economical ways to do it have been hard to find.

dateAug 16, 2011 in Materials Science
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