Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts The results published in the May 7 online edition ... - Read More
Physicists at the University of Arkansas have collaborated with scientists in the United States and Asia to discover that a crucial ingredient of high temperature superconductivity could be found in an entirely different class of ... - Read More
Many solids are produced from melting Depending on how quickly they cool off invariably internal tensile stresses begin to build up One example are Prince Rupert's Drops or Dutch tears you can hit their thick ... - Read More
Physicists understand perfectly well why a fridge magnet sticks to certain metallic surfaces But there are more exotic forms of magnetism whose properties remain unclear despite decades of intense research An important step towards filling ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color The breakthrough ... - Read More
One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small one nanometer is about five atoms wide 100 000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair they are ... - Read More
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high capacity batteries Calculations by the Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson found a graphene boron anode should ... - Read More
Physicists may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab That possibility has been raised by the results of a recent experiment conducted by Vanderbilt physicist Julia Velkovska and her colleagues ... - Read More
Second sound is a quantum mechanical phenomenon which has been observed only in superfluid helium Physicists from the University of Innsbruck Austria in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Trento Italy have now proven ... - Read More
A research group at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA of NIMS discovered an intriguing phenomenon in which an inorganic layered crystal expanded and contracted by 100 times its original size in a few ... - Read More
From methanol to formaldehyde this reaction is the starting point for the synthesis of many everyday plastics Using catalysts made of gold particles formaldehyde could be produced without the environmentally hazardous waste generated in conventional ... - Read More
In a process one researcher compares to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra small ... - Read More
Replacing traditional semiconductors with flexible and lightweight organic components has the potential to realize significant cost savings for manufacturers Recently a promising class of organic materials known as open shell polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs has ... - Read More
A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution has been achieved by a pair of researchers with the U S ... - Read More
A team of researchers led by Artem R Oganov a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences has made a startling prediction that challenges existing chemical models and current understanding of planetary interiors ... - Read More
a much cheaper route compared to traditional experimental methods ” said Zhu “It is known that MgO makes up about 10 percent of the volume of our planet and on other planets this fraction can ... - Read More
Throughout decades of research on solar cells one formula has been considered an absolute limit to the efficiency of such devices in converting sunlight into electricity Called the Shockley Queisser efficiency limit it posits that ... - Read More
Although the double benzene molecule tried to reveal its structure in experiments in 1993 chemists at the time were unable to find an explanation for the spectral peaks they saw Now 20 years later Nijmegen ... - Read More
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility the University of Manchester Bristol University University of Southampton and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate CH3CHOO and proven that ... - Read More
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