It's elemental: Accurate analysis of Earth's core with molecular dynamics simulation
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 ...
Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy
(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in ...
Local icosahedral order in metallic glasses
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 ...
Studying the 'mountains' and 'starquakes' that develop on neutron stars
It's complicated: Hidden protein folding complexity revealed by simple Markov state models
New charging method could greatly reduce battery recharge time
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Scientists explain graphene mystery
Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.