News tagged with micromechanical systems

New LED packaging technology improves performance

(Phys.org)—Many researchers have reported improvements in LED technology by enhancing the properties of the LED itself. But the packaging that secures and protects the LED also impacts its overall performance. ...

Sep 25, 2012 feature
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Friction almost vanishes in microscale graphite

(Phys.org) -- In the phenomenon of superlubricity, two solid surfaces can slide past each other with almost no friction. The effect occurs when the solid surfaces have crystalline structures and their lattices ...

Jun 04, 2012 feature
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Hidden beauty of the nano-cosmos

When researchers receive prizes, it is usually to honour their scientific work. However, the photographs from the scanning electron microscope, taken by Siddhartha Pathak during his postdoctoral time at Empa ...

Oct 12, 2011
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