News tagged with molecular dynamics simulations

The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries

(—The search for clean and green energy in the 21st century requires a better and more efficient battery technology. The key to attaining that goal may lie in designing and building batteries not from the top down, ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Crystals for efficient refrigeration

(—Researchers at the Carnegie Institution have discovered a new efficient way to pump heat using crystals. The crystals can pump or extract heat, even on the nanoscale, so they could be used on computer chips to ...

dateNov 05, 2012 in General Physics
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Scaling up polymer blobs

Scientists use simulations to test the limits of their object of study—in this case thin films of polymers—to extremes of scale. In a study about to be published in the European Physical Journal E, Nava Schulmann, a researcher ...

dateSep 27, 2012 in Polymers
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Researchers solve the mystery of nanowire breakage

Most materials will break when a force is applied to an imperfection in their structure—such as a notch or dislocation. The behavior of these imperfections, and the resulting breakage, differ markedly between small structures, ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Nanophysics
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