Computer memory could increase fivefold from advances in self-assembling polymers
The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Designing and building nanocomponents to spec
Hybrid, multifunctional nanostructures with diverse 3D shapes and complex material composition can now be manufactured with a precise and efficient fabrication technique.
Packing in six times more storage density with the help of table salt
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr Joel Yang from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapores Agency for Science, Technology and Research, with collaborators from ...
3-D battery structure shows new twist in battery design
An electrical switch for magnetic current
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new mechanism will make it possible to switch data storage in the future. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle use a short electric pulse to change ...
Presto! Fast color-changing material may lead to more powerful computers (w/Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in Japan are reporting development of a new so-called "photochromic" material that changes color thousands of times faster than conventional materials when exposed to light.
Fast pollutant degradation by nanosheets
(Phys.org) —Waste from textile and paint industries often contains organic dyes such as methylene blue as pollutants. Photocatalysis is an efficient means of reducing such pollution, and molybdenum trioxide ...
Potential carbon capture role for new CO2 absorbing material
(Phys.org) -- A novel porous material that has unique carbon dioxide adsorption properties has been developed through research led by The University of Nottingham.
Experiments prove nanoscale metallic conductivity in ferroelectrics
(PhysOrg.com) -- The prospect of electronics at the nanoscale may be even more promising with the first observation of metallic conductance in ferroelectric nanodomains by researchers at Oak Ridge National ...
SRNL research paves way for portable power systems
Developments by hydrogen researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) are paving the way for the successful development of portable power systems with capacities that far exceed the best batteries ...
'Chemical architects' build materials with potential applications in drug delivery and gas storage
Home remodelers understand the concept of improving original foundations with more modern elements. Using this same approach—but with chemistry—researchers in the University of Pittsburgh's Kenneth P. Dietrich School ...
Light makes write for DNA information-storage device
Researchers have demonstrated a write-once-read-many-times information-storage device, made of DNA embedded with silver nanoparticles, that uses ultraviolet light to encode data.
Scientists create new enzymes for biofuel production
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and world-leading gene-synthesis company DNA2.0 have taken an important step toward the development of a cost-efficient process to extract sugars ...
Full to the brim with hydrogen: Porous form of magnesium borohydride can store hydrogen
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hydrogen could be one of the most important fuels in a new energy economy based on renewable resources. However, no ideal hydrogen storage material has yet been found. A team led by Yaroslav ...