Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy

(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in low light environments ...

New math captures fluids in unprecedented detail

Bubbles in a glass of champagne, thin films rupturing into tiny droplets, and crashing ocean waves—scientists mathematically model these and other phenomena by solving the same series of equations. However, many computational ...

A faster, cheaper method for making transistors and chips

(PhysOrg.com) -- It may soon be possible manufacture the miniscule structures that make up transistors and silicon chips rapidly and inexpensively. Swiss scientists are currently investigating the use of dynamic stencil lithography, ...

Local icosahedral order in metallic glasses

(Phys.org) —Metallic glasses are essentially a frozen, supercooled liquid. They are amorphous metals, often alloys, which are non-crystalline and therefore have a highly disordered atomic arrangement. They are true glasses ...

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