Small-molecule solar cells get 50% increase in efficiency with optical spacer
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
Highly conductive organic metal looks promising for disposable electronic devices
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
Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals
Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.
New coating technique finds application in next-generation lithium battery anodes
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 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 ...
Researchers open path to finding rare, polarized metals
Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials. They're called "polar metals" and, according ...