Study reveals missing boundary in PZT phase diagram
Massive neutrinos may not bring about cosmological concordance after all
Of catalysts and chirality: Highly-selective growth of structure-specific single-walled carbon nanotubes
Four-color theorem linked to crystal's magnetic properties
Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines
Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices—carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. ...
Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limits
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a class of low-cost, easily-processed semiconducting polymers which, despite their seemingly disorganised internal structure, can transport electrons ...
Team reveals molecular structure of water at gold electrodes
When a solid material is immersed in a liquid, the liquid immediately next to its surface differs from that of the bulk liquid at the molecular level. This interfacial layer is critical to our understanding ...
Ceramics don't have to be brittle: Materials scientists are creating materials by design
Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of its air sucked out while maintaining its filled shape. Such a vacuum balloon, which could help ...
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangements
With the completion of the sequencing and analysis of the gibbon genome, scientists now know more about why this small ape has a rapid rate of chromosomal rearrangements, providing information that broadens ...
Coffee genome sheds light on the evolution of caffeine
Enzymes that help produce caffeine evolved independently in coffee, tea and chocolate, say scientists who have newly sequenced the coffee plant genome.
Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'
(Phys.org) —Only recently has it become possible to accurately "see" the structure of a liquid. Using X-rays and a high-tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container, Kenneth Kelton, PhD, the Arthur ...
Researchers develop method for growing single species of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Scientists create purple-winged butterflies in six generations
Material generates steam under solar illumination
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.