Pity the poor lithium ion Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge it surges from anode to cathode and back again shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course This journey is essential to powering ... - Read More
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues ... - Read More
Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry Yet transistors the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the ... - Read More
Heat drives classical phase transitions think solid liquid and gas but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable where quantum mechanics reigns subtle fluctuations ... - Read More
In a research paper published this week in Science the collaboration led by MIT's theory professor Leonid Levitov and Manchester's Nobel laureate Sir Andre Geim report a material in which electrons move at a controllable ... - Read More
The High Flux Isotope Reactor or HFIR now in its 48th year of providing neutrons for research and isotope production at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been designated a Nuclear Historic ... - Read More
Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959 is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science but starting with groundbreaking experiments ... - Read More
Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never seen before details of plant cell walls according to a study published September 10 2014 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University ... - Read More
Graphene possesses many outstanding properties it conducts heat and electricity it is transparent harder than diamond and extremely strong But in order to use it to construct electronic switches a material must not only be ... - Read More
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon one shaped like a soccer ball the other a tiny diamond to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction This tiny electronic component known ... - Read More
A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing ... - Read More
At Ghent University Belgium a new type of so called ‘click’ chemistry has been introduced Like with most of click chemistry it is based on a long known efficient chemical reaction which was now also ... - Read More
One of the most important molecules on earth calcium carbonate crystallizes into chalk shells and minerals the world over In a study led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used a ... - Read More
or ACC which could be liquid or solid might also be a reservoir for sprouting minerals To find out the team created a miniature lab under a transmission electron microscope at the Molecular Foundry a ... - Read More
By carefully controlling the position of an atomic scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors They describe ... - Read More
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control NIST's ion duet described in ... - Read More
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum ... - Read More
Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf HZDR the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie Skłodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire With this new ... - Read More
Spinach gave Popeye super strength but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists the ability to convert sunlight into a clean efficient alternative fuel Purdue University physicists are ... - Read More
Quantum computers have yet to materialise Ye scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster One such approach relies on quantum dots a kind of artificial atom easily controlled by ... - Read More
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