Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld
(PhysOrg.com) -- Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins.
ORMatE returns to NRL after nearly 2 years in Earth orbit
Completing an 18-month mission orbiting the Earth more than 6,000 times on-orbit the International Space Station (ISS), the Optical Reflector Material Experiment (ORMatE-1) returns to Washington, D.C., to ...
Ultrathin light-emitting diodes create new classes of lighting and display systems
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new process for creating ultrathin, ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and assembling them into large arrays offers new classes of lighting and display systems with interesting ...
Mysterious charge transport in self-assembled monolayer transistors unraveled
An international team of researchers from the Netherlands, Russia and Austria discovered that monolayer coverage and channel length set the mobility in self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors (SAMFETs). ...
Scientists report significant advances in flexible electronics research
Atom Pinhole Camera Acts as a Shrinking Copy Machine
Unzipping Carbon Nanotubes Can Make Graphene Ribbons
Molecular Alignment Gives Monolayers the Edge in Bendable Semiconductor
(PhysOrg.com) -- Reprogrammable product tags, bendable displays and flexible solar cells--the field of organic semiconductor research is advancing these possibilities toward reality. By layering hydrocarbon ...
Flexible, transparent supercapacitors -- bend and twist them like a poker card
It is a completely transparent and flexible energy conversion and storage device that you can bend and twist like a poker card.
Researchers Find Better Way To Manufacture Fast Computer Chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Ohio State University are developing a technique for mass producing computer chips made from the same material found in pencils.
Silicon Micro-islands and Nano-spikes Channel Water on Glass Slides
(PhysOrg.com) -- Working at the nanoscale level, University of Arkansas engineering researchers have created stable superhydrophilic surfaces on a glass substrate. The surfaces, made of randomly placed and densely distributed ...