Archive: 25/08/2017

Watches, LEDs powered by yarn battery

(Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated rechargeable batteries by using highly conductive yarns that have a diameter and flexibility similar to that of a piece of cotton yarn. The new yarn battery can be woven into fabric ...

dateAug 25, 2017 in Nanophysics feature
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Recipe for safer batteries—just add diamonds

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due ...

dateAug 25, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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What happens at the moving edge of a crack?

It is said that a weak link determines the strength of the entire chain. Likewise, defects or small cracks in a solid material may ultimately determine the strength of that material – how well it will withstand various ...

dateAug 25, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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