News tagged with electrical properties

Putting a new spin on computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the University of Arizona have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power.

dateJun 21, 2011 in General Physics
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Resolving water's electrical properties

An old confusion about the electrical properties of water's surface has ended, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The conflict arose because two types of measurements gave ...

dateMay 18, 2011 in Materials Science
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A greener way to grow carbon nanotubes

Given their size, strength and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes — tiny, hollow cylinders made of carbon atoms — hold promise for a range of applications in electronics, medicine and other fields. Despite ...

dateNov 10, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers develop a way to funnel solar energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms), MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell. Such nanotubes could form antennas ...

dateSep 12, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Water can be very dead, electrically speaking

In a study published in Science this week, the researchers describe the dielectric properties of water that is only a few molecules thick. Such water was previously predicted to exhibit a reduced electric response but it ...

dateJun 21, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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