News tagged with voltage

Electric cars rolling out

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electric vehicles are far from new, but we are still a long way from electric cars being the norm. Now two new electric cars may bring that goal a step closer.

Dec 16, 2009 weblog
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Study discovers amazing electrical properties in polymers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Crystals and ceramics pale when compared to a material researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovered that has 10 times their piezoelectric effect, making it suitable for perhaps hundreds of everyday ...

Sep 23, 2011
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The Future Is 3-D Liquid Crystals

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr. Tim Wilkinson from the Department's Photonics Research Group, University of Cambridge, has made an exciting breakthrough, he has combined liquid crystals with vertically grown carbon nanotubes ...

Jan 15, 2009
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Researchers measure nanometer scale temperature

Illinois researchers have developed a new kind of electro-thermal nanoprobe that can independently control voltage and temperature at a nanometer-scale point contact. It can also measure the temperature-dependent ...

Dec 19, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Electrical circuit runs entirely off power in trees

You've heard about flower power. What about tree power? It turns out that it's there, in small but measurable quantities. There's enough power in trees for University of Washington researchers to run an electronic ...

Sep 08, 2009
3.7 / 5 (23) 15 | with audio podcast

Electrifying new way to clean dirty water

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove ...

Jan 06, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

New family of liquid crystals created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from ...

Oct 05, 2010
3.6 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast