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Materials Science Jan 24, 2020

A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing.

Nanomaterials Nov 29, 2019

Stretchable, highly conductive film promising for wearable electronics

Strong bonds between metal nanowires and polymer nanofibers enable a composite film to realize good electrical conductivity and high stretchability

Analytical Chemistry Dec 02, 2019

Daylight damage-saving time

Researchers at Kanazawa University have performed a detailed investigation of the molecular mechanisms by which organic solar cells suffer damage as they are exposed to sunlight. This research has important implications for ...

Optics & Photonics Jan 02, 2020

Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

On a hillside above Stanford University, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operates a scientific instrument nearly 2 miles long. In this giant accelerator, a stream of electrons flows through a vacuum pipe, as bursts ...

Nanophysics Dec 02, 2019

Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes

Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used aligned "metallic" carbon nanotubes to create a device which converts heat to electrical energy (a thermoelectric device) with a higher power output than pure semiconducting ...

Bio & Medicine Dec 04, 2019

Auxetic membranes: Paradoxical replacement tissue for medicine

A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect, which also occurs in nature, is interesting for a number of applications. A new Empa study recently ...

Optics & Photonics Jan 20, 2020

Laser diode emits deep UV light

Nagoya University scientists, in cooperation with Asahi Kasei Corporation, have designed a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light, and have published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Express.

Materials Science Jan 06, 2020

Power dressing: Electricity-generating, stretchy, self-mending materials for wearables

Wearable electronics could be perpetually powered by stretchy, self-mending materials that use body heat to generate electricity. Three carefully curated organic compounds have been combined to develop a prototype thermoelectric ...

Nanophysics Dec 19, 2019

Iron selenide quantum dots for in vivo multiphoton biomedical imaging

Photoluminescent probes with high biocompatibility, quantum yield and multiphoton absorption performance are of significant interest in biomedical imaging, expected to achieve improved penetration depth and spatial resolution. ...

Evolution Jan 10, 2020

Hummingbirds' rainbow colors come from pancake-shaped structures in their feathers

Hummingbirds are some of the most brightly-colored things in the entire world. Their feathers are iridescent— light bounces off them like a soap bubble, resulting in shimmering hues that shift as you look at them from different ...

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