Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet ...
Nano-velcro clasps heavy metal molecules in its grips
(Phys.org)—Researchers have devised a simple, system based on nanoparticles, to detect mercury as well as others pollutants. This technology makes it possible to easily and inexpensively test for these ...
Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip
The novel material graphene and its technological applications are studied at the Vienna University of Technology. Now scientists succeeded in combining graphene light detectors with semiconductor chips.
Chemists' discovery could be breakthrough in developing new tools for cleaner air and energy production
(Phys.org) —Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient, less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture an ...
Made-to-order materials: Engineers focus on the nano to create strong, lightweight materials
(Phys.org) —The lightweight skeletons of organisms such as sea sponges display a strength that far exceeds that of manmade products constructed from similar materials. Scientists have long suspected that ...
Bad news for fake pearls
(Phys.org) —For the first time, a group of researchers has succeeded in isolating DNA from pearls and used their genetic material to identify the specific species of oyster that produced the pearl. In a ...
New material interface improves functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices
(Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have designed a special material interface that has been shown to add to and to improve the functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices, such as those ...
Researchers make headway in quantum information transfer via nanomechanical coupling
Fiber optics has made communication faster than ever, but the next step involves a quantum leap –– literally. In order to improve the security of the transfer of information, scientists are working on ...
Diamond catalyst shows promise in breaching age-old barrier
In the world, there are a lot of small molecules people would like to get rid of, or at least convert to something useful, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison chemist Robert J. Hamers.
Toyota shows off all solid state lithium superionic conductor based prototype battery
Rattling ions limit heat flow in materials used to reduce carbon emissions, study finds
A new study published today in the journal Nature Materialss has found a way to suppress the thermal conductivity in sodium cobaltate so that it can be used to harvest waste energy.
Unexpected discovery of the ways cells move could boost understanding of complex diseases
A new discovery about how cells move inside the body may provide scientists with crucial information about disease mechanisms such as the spread of cancer or the constriction of airways caused by asthma. Led by researchers ...
Detecting chemicals, measuring strain with a pencil and paper
(Phys.org) —Sometimes solving a problem doesn't require a high-tech solution. Sometimes, you have to look no farther than your desktop.
Genome of elastomeric materials creates novel materials
A wide range of biologically inspired materials may now be possible by combining protein studies, materials science and RNA sequencing, according to an international team of researchers.