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
Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel (w/ video)
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 ...
Tech reliant on finite metal sources
(Phys.org) —Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become ...
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 ...
Polymer structures serve as 'nanoreactors' for nanocrystals with uniform sizes, shapes
Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures – ...
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 ...
Researchers extend galvanic replacement reactions to metal oxide nanocrystals
A quantum simulator for magnetic materials
Physicists understand perfectly well why a fridge magnet sticks to certain metallic surfaces. But there are more exotic forms of magnetism whose properties remain unclear, despite decades of intense research. ...