Water, water everywhere: Polarization dramatically affects H2O structure revealed through molecular dynamics simulation
Evidence of a new phase in liquid hydrogen
Graphene only as strong as weakest link
(Phys.org) —There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the ...
Local icosahedral order in metallic glasses
It's complicated: Hidden protein folding complexity revealed by simple Markov state models
The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries
(Phys.org)—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 ...
What a ride! Researchers take molecules for a spin (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Kolomeisky and Rice graduate student Alexey Akimov have taken a large step toward defining the behavior of these molecular whirligigs with a new paper in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Physical ...
New charging method could greatly reduce battery recharge time
Water acts as catalyst in explosives
The most abundant material on Earth exhibits some unusual chemical properties when placed under extreme conditions.
Physicists heat freestanding graphene to control curvature of ripples
(Phys.org) —An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene.
The chemical battle inside instantaneous energy storage devices
When you're merging onto the Beltway around the nation's capital, you want to go from 20 to 70 mph now. Supercapacitors, often built from a two-dimensional material called graphene, have the potential to ...
Putting iron to the stress test
(Phys.org) —Using an ultrafast laser system, a group in Physical and Life Sciences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have subjected iron to extremely rapid dynamic compression and have shown that ...
Molecular traffic jam makes water move faster through nanochannels
Cars inch forward slowly in traffic jams, but molecules, when jammed up, can move extremely fast.
Molecular dynamics simulations reveal mechanisms by which metal nanowires deform or break under strain
Experimentalists searching for strong structural materials have established that nanocrystalline metals, which have average grain sizes smaller than 100 nanometers, are stronger, harder and more resistant ...