Silicon as a new storage material for the batteries of the future

Longer life times, larger ranges and faster recharging—developments such as electric mobility or the miniaturisation of electronics require new storage materials for batteries. With its enormous storage capacity, silicon ...

Building crystals on a very hot surface

A KAUST chemical reactor that operates at extremely high temperatures could improve the efficiency and economy of a commonly used process in the semiconductor industry, with benefits for Saudi Arabia's chemical industry.

Quan­tum physics turned into tan­gi­ble re­al­ity

ETH physicists have developed a silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator when stimulated using ultrasound. They have thereby succeeded in turning an abstract theoretical concept into a macroscopic product.

Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the stomach wall or intestinal lining, where it can measure the rhythmic ...

Semiconductors as decal stickers

No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists at LMU Munich and FSU Jena have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on ...

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