(Phys.org) —Imagine a field of small wires—standing at attention like a tiny field of wheat—gathering the Sun's rays as the first step in solar energy conversion.
(Phys.org) —In physics, there's small, and then there's nullity – as in zero-dimensional.
(Phys.org)—A new type of transistor shaped like a Christmas tree has arrived just in time for the holidays, but the prototype won't be nestled under the tree along with the other gifts.
Renaissance architects demonstrated their understanding of geometry and physics when they built whispering galleries into their cathedrals. These circular chambers were designed to amplify and direct sound waves so that, ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of graphitic carbon, has great potential to make electronic devices such as radios, computers and phones faster and smaller. But its unique properties have also led to difficulties ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Our modern age has become accustomed to regular improvements in information technology, says Slava Rotkin, but these advances do not come without a cost.
Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster computer chips, high-performance solar panels, and better lasers and biomedical devices.