Novel filter metal-organic framework material could cut natural gas refining costs
A new type of hybrid material developed at the University of California, Berkeley, could help oil and chemical companies save energy and money and lower their environmental impacts by eliminating ...
Researchers show the way forward for improving organic and molecular electronic devices
Future prospects for superior new organic electronic devices are brighter now thanks to a new study by researchers with the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Working at the Lab's ...
Unique salt allows energy production to move inland
Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but now, using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State researchers can combine bacterial ...
Tandem polymer solar cells that set record for energy-conversion
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential. Organic polymers ...
Swiss chemists emulate cheese rind to create self-cleaning surface material
Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.
Building crystalline materials from nanoparticles and DNA
Nature is a master builder. Using a bottom-up approach, nature takes tiny atoms and, through chemical bonding, makes crystalline materials, like diamonds, silicon and even table salt. In all of them, the properties of the ...
Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs
University of Florida researchers may help resolve the public debate over America's future light source of choice: Edison's incandescent bulb or the more energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp. It could be neither.
Faster organic semiconductors for flexible displays can be developed quickly with new method
(PhysOrg.com) -- Organic semiconductors hold immense promise for use in thin film and flexible displays picture an iPad you can roll up but they havent yet reached the speeds needed to ...
Hidden soil fungus, now revealed, is in a class all its own
A type of fungus that's been lurking underground for millions of years, previously known to science only through its DNA, has been cultured, photographed, named and assigned a place on the tree of life.
Japan sensor will let diaper say baby needs changing
A disposable organic sensor that can be embedded in a diaper and wirelessly let a carer know it needs changing was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Monday.
New theory may lead to more efficient solar cells
A new theoretical model developed by professors at the University of Houston (UH) and Université de Montréal may hold the key to methods for developing better materials for solar cells.
Researchers develop new kind of polymers that can be created using solid-state polymerization of organic dye molecules
New hybrid molecules could lead to materials that function at the nanoscale
Synthetic chemists today have the ability to construct molecules of almost any atomic composition, creating new materials with any number of promising applications that range from sustainable energy and environmental ...