Scientists observe competing quantum effects on the kinetic energy of protons in water
Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
X-rays reveal another feature of high-temperature superconductivity
Classical and high-temperature superconductors differ hugely in the value of the critical temperatures at which they lose all electrical resistance. Scientists have now used powerful X-rays to establish another ...
A superconductor-surrogate earns its stripes
(Phys.org) —Understanding superconductivity – whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy – has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics. Scientists ...
Tiny lasers light up future electronics
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires.
Quantum world record smashed
A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.
Accidental discovery dramatically improves electrical conductivity
Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after ...
Chameleon in lab: Looking cooler when heated, thin coating tricks infrared cameras
(Phys.org) —Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with a new coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature to thermal cameras.
Nanodiamond production in ambient conditions opens door for flexible electronics, implants and more
Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric ...
New particle might make quantum condensation at room temperature possible
Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF, Philips Research, and the Autonomous University of Madrid have identified a new type of particle that might make quantum condensation possible at room temperature. The ...
Power from the sea? Triboelectric nanogenerator extracts energy from ocean waves
(Phys.org) —As sources of renewable energy, sun and wind have one major disadvantage: it isn't always sunny or windy. Waves in the ocean, on the other hand, are never still. American researchers are now ...
Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever
(Phys.org) —Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk.
'White graphene' halts rust in high temps
(Phys.org) —Atomically thin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have the handy benefit of protecting what's underneath from oxidizing even at very high temperatures, Rice University researchers have ...