New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
'Power Felt' uses body heat to generate electricity
Superhard carbon material could crack diamond
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
Researchers analyze performance of first updatable holographic 3D display
Nanocomposite material provides photonic switching
Disorder can improve the performance of plastic solar cells
Scientists have spent decades trying to build flexible plastic solar cells efficient enough to compete with conventional cells made of silicon. To boost performance, research groups have tried creating new ...
Not-weak knots bolster carbon fiber: New material created with graphene oxide flakes
Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice University.
Polymer structures serve as 'nanoreactors' for nanocrystals with uniform sizes, shapes
Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures – ...
Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch, but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper, greener, "paint-on" plastic electronics.
Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer better alternative to vaccines
Vaccines usually consist of inactivated viruses that prompt the immune system to remember the invader and launch a strong defense if it later encounters the real thing. However, this approach can be too risky ...
A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of ...
Flexible, light solar cells: Researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires
MIT researchers have produced a new kind of photovoltaic cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires. The approach could lead to low-cost, transparent and flexible solar cells ...