Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
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 ...
New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth
Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form—the ...
Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets
Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ...
Moth-inspired nanostructures take the color out of thin films
Inspired by the structure of moth eyes, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nanostructures that limit reflection at the interfaces where two thin films meet, suppressing the "thin-film ...
Nanosuits help small creatures survive a vacuum
Researchers find cicada wing structure able to kill bacteria on contact (w/ video)
Research show mechanism behind wear at the atomic scale
(Phys.org)—Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on ...
Researchers create super-repellant surface material (w/ video)
GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
Researchers create 'nanoflowers' for energy storage, solar cells
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material – that have extremely thin petals with an enormous ...
Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invention
Clogged printer nozzles waste time and money while reducing print quality. University of Missouri engineers recently invented a clog-preventing nozzle cover by mimicking the human eye.
Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals
New observations could improve industrial production of high-quality graphene, hastening the era of graphene-based consumer electronics, thanks to University of Illinois engineers.
Researchers discover the cause of irradiation-induced instability in materials surfaces
A new discovery about the dynamic impact of individual energetic particles into a solid surface improves our ability to predict surface stability or instability of materials under irradiation over time.