Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory
For close to two decades, Cornell scientists have developed processes for using polymers to self-assemble inorganic nanoparticles into porous structures that could revolutionize electronics, energy and more.
Advances in the controlled synthesis and applications of luminescent metal nanoclusters
Luminescent metal nanoclusters are a new class of materials consisting of several, to tens of, metal atoms. These materials not only provide the missing link between atomic and nanoparticle behaviors in metals, ...
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
Researchers discover promising hydrogen storage material
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
New coating technique finds application in next-generation lithium battery anodes
Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel (w/ video)
Researchers turn cement into metal
(Phys.org) —In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor ...
Team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel
A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the ...
New method to create monomodal, mesoporous metal oxides
A team of UConn chemists has discovered a new way of making a class of porous materials that allows for greater manufacturing controls and has significantly broader applications than the longtime industry ...
New kind of high-temperature photonic crystal could someday power everything from smartphones to spacecraft
A team of MIT researchers has developed a way of making a high-temperature version of a kind of materials called photonic crystals, using metals such as tungsten or tantalum. The new materials which ...
New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide ...