Search results for materials science

Materials Science 9 hours ago

New material 'mines' copper from toxic wastewater

We rely on water to quench our thirst and to irrigate bountiful farmland. But what do you do when that once pristine water is polluted with wastewater from abandoned copper mines?

Nanophysics 11 hours ago

Sound waves power new advances in drug delivery and smart materials

Researchers have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.

Materials Science 14 hours ago

3-D printed electrodes free the gas

Alkaline water electrolysis has been touted as a path to establish a hydrogen economy by converting intermittent renewable energies into clean hydrogen-based chemical energy.

Analytical Chemistry 14 hours ago

Researchers invent broad-band tunable terahertz absorber

Recently, a research team led by Prof. SHENG Zhigao from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), along with collaborators in HFIPS and ShanghaiTech University, invented a broad-band ...

Analytical Chemistry 12 hours ago

Regulating the reactivity of back phosphorous through protective chemistry

Chemists can rationally regulate the reactivity of molecules and functional groups in both industrial and laboratory-based synthetic organic chemistry processes. The concept can be applied to inorganic nanomaterials including ...

Space Exploration 12 hours ago

Image: Home away from home planet

As a month of celebrating 20 years of continuous human habitation of the International Space Station draws to a close, we look back on the first mission of the next ESA astronaut to travel to the Space Station, Thomas Pesquet.

Materials Science 17 hours ago

AI algorithm identifies new compound potentially useful for photonic devices, biologically inspired computers

When the words "artificial intelligence" (AI) come to mind, your first thoughts may be of super-smart computers, or robots that perform tasks without needing any help from humans. Now, a multi-institutional team including ...

Optics & Photonics 11 hours ago

Shining a light on nanoscale dynamics

Physicists from the University of Konstanz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen (LMU Munich) and the University of Regensburg have successfully demonstrated that ultrashort electron pulses experience a quantum mechanical ...

Materials Science 13 hours ago

Small molecules could hold the key to enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells

Understanding how particles travel through a device is vital for improving the efficiency of solar cells. Researchers from KAUST, working with an international team of scientists, have now developed a set of design guidelines ...

Materials Science 11 hours ago

Creating higher energy density lithium-ion batteries for renewable energy applications

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) that function as high-performance power sources for renewable applications, such as electric vehicles and consumer electronics, require electrodes that deliver high energy density without compromising ...

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