and as Goethe wrote ultimately what holds the world and its compounds together in its inmost form ” The research is further discussed in a paper published in and featured on the cover of the ... - Read More
between two glass panes When the window is off the liquid crystals scatter light making the glass opaque The silicon layer absorbs the light and provides the low power needed to align the crystals so ... - Read More
A new highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power ... - Read More
Researchers at Princeton University have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies Unlike most materials in which electrons travel on the surface in these ... - Read More
Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More
How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials New research published today in Nature Chemistry explains how biological molecules ... - Read More
Using a new synthesis procedure developed at TU Wien it is now possible to produce the extremely resistant material polyimide in the form of angular particles for the first time Polyimides withstand extreme heat and ... - Read More
Although compressed natural gas represents a cleaner and more efficient fuel for vehicles its volatile nature requires a reinforced heavy tank that stores the gas at high pressure and therefore limits vehicle design Researchers at ... - Read More
A Tufts University chemist has discovered a way to select specific surfaces of single crystal ice for study a long sought breakthrough that could help researchers answer essential questions about climate and the environment The ... - Read More
turned the polymer purple Cho adds “This force is right in the range of a blast injury or a concussion ” Yang says In future studies Yang plans to develop materials that can indicate how ... - Read More
Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More
Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More
In experiments with ultracold rubidium atoms MPQ scientists create magnetic quantum crystals made of gigantic Rydberg atoms Materials with a defined crystal structure are a familiar phenomenon in condensed matter physics A crystal exhibits a ... - Read More
New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery ' According to work published in journal Science on 27 March the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons ... - Read More
Date March 25 2015 Source National Institute for Materials Science NIMS Summary A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group i e water in silicate minerals ... - Read More
Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More
but they no longer use the ozone depleting gases called CFCs They may however contain additional chemicals though the exact constituents can vary “Outside in a landfill potentially harmful substances in the peanuts such as ... - Read More
CIFAR fellows were among physicists who observed the shape of a strange phenomenon that interferes with high temperature superconductivity called charge ordering discovering that it is stripy not checkered and settling a long standing debate ... - Read More
A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More
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