Researchers find possible evidence of Majorana fermions
New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries
with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind – overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, say its inventors at Stanford ...
Nanowire lens can reconfigure its imaging properties
New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.
Flexible nanowire electronics that can attach to any material developed at Stanford
Stanford researchers have developed a new method of attaching nanowire electronics to the surface of virtually any object, regardless of its shape or what material it is made of. The method could be used in making everything ...
T-Shirt replaces battery: Fiber-based electrochemical micro-supercapacitor
Will we soon be plugging our mobile phone into our t-shirt instead of putting in a battery? This vision is not totally out of reach: the first steps in this direction have already been taken.
Robotics breakthrough: Scientists make artificial skin
Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch, in a major step towards next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs.
It's a wrap! Nanowire opens gate to new devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interesting feat of nanoscale engineering, researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of New South Wales have made the first nanowire transistor featuring a concentric ...
Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end ...
Flatland, we hardly knew ye: Unique 1-D metasurface acts as polarized beam splitter, allows novel form of holography
Semiconductor 'shish kabob' nanostructures combine properties from different dimensions
Hot Electrons Could Double Solar Cell Power Efficiency
Nanowires made of 'strained silicon' show how to keep increases in computer power coming
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers keep getting more powerful because silicon transistors keep getting smaller. But that miniaturization can't continue much further without a change to the transistors' design, which ...