Point-like defects in a quantum fluid behave like magnetic monopoles
Nanowire lens can reconfigure its imaging properties
Energy storage device fabricated on a nanowire array
Scientists make single-mode laser out of a single nanowire
Scientists investigate atomic-scale mechanisms of nanowire growth process
Scientists investigate how ice melts below freezing due to nanowire's pressure
'Core-Shell' Silicon Nanowires May Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries
New 'Nanowelding' Technique for Building Electronic Nanostructures
An electrical switch for magnetism (w/ Video)
Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of controlling the motion of magnetic domains—the key technology in magnetic memory systems, such as a computer's hard disk. The new approach requires little ...
Transparent electrode innovation could bring flexible solar cells, transistors, displays
(Phys.org) —Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits ...
Piezoelectric 'taxel' arrays convert motion to electronic signals for tactile imaging
Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals. The arrays ...
Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography
(Phys.org) —In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more ...
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight ...
New '4-D' transistor is preview of future computers
(Phys.org)—A new type of transistor shaped like a Christmas tree has arrived just in time for the holidays, but the prototype won't be nestled under the tree along with the other gifts.