Nanogenerator's output triples previous record
Ferroelectric memristors may lead to brain-like computers
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Quick jolt of energy could improve energy harvesting by a factor of 40
High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics
'Voltage Patterning' could be next step in nanostructure lithography
Ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent
The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards "the Internet of things"—the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil-engineering structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock would ...
X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials
In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could ...
A counterintuitive phenomenon discovered: The coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation
For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota, Yu Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, developed a novel way to fabricate ...
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar ...
Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application (w/ Video)
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker.
Sound waves precisely position nanowires
(Phys.org) —The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using ...
Electrified graphene a shutter for light
(Phys.org) -- An applied electric voltage can prompt a centimeter-square slice of graphene to change and control the transmission of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths from the terahertz to the midinfrared.