Small-molecule solar cells get 50% increase in efficiency with optical spacer
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
New coating technique finds application in next-generation lithium battery anodes
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.
Researchers show commonalities in how different glassy materials fail
(Phys.org) —Glass is mysterious. It is a broad class of materials that extends well beyond the everyday window pane, but one thing that these disparate glasses seem to have in common is that they have nothing ...
New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics
Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics.
Nanostructured material based on repeating microscopic units has record-breaking stiffness at low density (w/ Video)
What's the difference between the Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument? Both structures soar to impressive heights, and each was the world's tallest building when completed. But the Washington Monument ...
New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.
Copper nanowires could become basis for new solar cells
(Phys.org) —By looking at a piece of material in cross section, Washington University in St. Louis engineer Parag Banerjee, PhD, and his team discovered how copper sprouts grass-like nanowires that could ...
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 ...