Search results for electronic skin

Nanophysics Feb 19, 2020

A new world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum dots

The development of next generation solar power technology that has potential to be used as a flexible 'skin' over hard surfaces has moved a step closer, thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland.

General Physics Feb 18, 2020

Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human touch

People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to ...

Nanophysics Feb 06, 2020

A gold butterfly can make its own semiconductor skin

A nanoscale gold butterfly provides a more precise route for growing/synthesizing nanosized semiconductors that can be used in nano-lasers and other applications.

Materials Science Feb 04, 2020

Retina-inspired carbon nitride-based photonic synapses for selective detection of UV light

Researchers at Seoul National University and Inha University in South Korea have developed photo-sensitive artificial nerves that emulated functions of a retina by using 2-dimensional carbon nitride (C3N4) nanodot materials. ...

Cell & Microbiology Feb 14, 2020

Cryo-electron microscopy opens a door to fight Epstein-Barr

The Epstein-Barr virus is one of the most widespread human viruses. Part of the herpesvirus family, it causes glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis), cancer and autoimmune diseases. At present, there is no treatment for ...

Analytical Chemistry Jan 30, 2020

Research team finds possible new approach for sleeping sickness drugs

Using ultra-bright X-ray flashes, a team of researchers has tracked down a potential target for new drugs against sleeping sickness: The scientists have decoded the detailed spatial structure of a vital enzyme of the pathogen, ...

Bio & Medicine Dec 12, 2019

Novel e-skin achieves self-powered hippocampal neural stimulation

Chinese scientists recently developed a flexible electronic skin (e-skin) capable of self-powered neural stimulation and inducing a neural response. The technology will be useful in characterizing synaptic plasticity.

Optics & Photonics Dec 18, 2019

A skin-like 2-D pixelized full-color quantum dot photodetector

Full-color photodetectors that can convert light to electric signals without sophisticated color filters and interferometric optics have gained considerable attention for widespread applications. However, technical challenges ...

Nanomaterials Dec 27, 2019

Elastic kirigami patch for electromyographic analysis of the palm muscle during baseball pitching

Surface electromyography (sEMG) is widely used to investigate human motion including athletic performance. Baseball pitchers require very precise movements to pitch the ball to the strike zone, where the palm muscle plays ...

Biochemistry Dec 17, 2019

Skin cancer mystery revealed in yin and yang protein

It starts off small, just a skin blemish. The most common moles stay just that way—harmless clusters of skin cells called melanocytes, which give us pigment. In rare cases, what begins as a mole can turn into melanoma, ...

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