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Magnetic fingerprints of interface defects in silicon solar cells detected

Silicon
Using a highly sensitive method of measurement HZB physicists have managed to localize defects in amorphous crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells Now for the first time ever using computer simulations at Paderborn University the scientists ... - Read More

Clean electricity from bacteria? Researchers make breakthrough in race to create 'bio-batteries'

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria Share This See Also Bacteria Microbes and More Electricity Energy Technology Energy and the ... - Read More

Super batteries? Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries

Lithium
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide VO2 and graphene may accelerate the development of high power lithium ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications Share This See Also Batteries Graphene Materials Science Spintronics ... - Read More

Glass-blowers at a nano scale

Glass, Nano
EPFL researchers are using the electrical properties of a scanning electron microscope to change the size of glass capillary tubes Their method has already been patented as it could pave the way to many novel ... - Read More

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

Reduction, Catalyst, Chemical reduction
Taking their inspiration from nature scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a new method for carrying out chemical reduction an industrial process used to produce fuels and chemicals that are vital ... - Read More

Scientists propose alternative method for the study of ions

Scientists at the Department of Physics of the University of Oulu have teamed up with scientists in France Russia and Japan to propose a new experimental method for researching positively charged ions The study In ... - Read More

Laser empties atoms from the inside out

An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world's most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms Share This See Also Physics Optics Quantum Physics Chemistry Thermodynamics Nuclear ... - Read More

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

Plastic, Plastic
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper greener paint on plastic electronics Share This ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

Quantum computers coming soon? Metamaterials used to observe giant photonic spin Hall effect

Hall Effect
Researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have once again demonstrated the incredible capabilities of metamaterials artificial nanoconstructs whose optical properties arise from their physical structure ... - Read More

Breakthrough could lead to cheaper, more sustainable chemical production

Chemical, Chemical, chemical, chemical
A key advance newly reported by chemists from Brown and Yale Universities could lead to a cheaper and more sustainable way to make acrylate an important commodity chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics ... - Read More

Mechanism of novel biological electron transfer revealed

biological
When researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by microbiologist Derek Lovley discovered that the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens conducts electricity very effectively along metallic like microbial nanowires they found physicists quite comfortable with the ... - Read More

Fantastic flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite

Flash
EPFL scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties graphene and molybdenite into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance size flexibility and energy consumption Share This See Also ... - Read More

Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy convention

Electrons, Electrons, Electrons
To engineers it's a tale as old as time Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper containing ... - Read More

Negative-charge carrying molecular structures created

Molecular, molecular
University of Oregon chemists have synthesized organic molecular structures that move both positive and negative electrical charges a highly desired but often difficult combination to achieve in current efforts to create highly flexible electronic devices ... - Read More

'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies

Optical, Optical
New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More

Plasmonics: Model makes light work of nanocircuits

As computer manufacturers cram ever more processing power onto tiny chips they face a growing problem The connections between electronic components that measure just a few billionths of a meter across allow electrons to leak ... - Read More

Quantum magnets moving along: Scientists observes coherent propagation of a single spin impurity in a chain of ultracold atoms

Magnets
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise for example the phenomenon that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures or that others become superconductors at unexpectedly high temperatures In ... - Read More

Biological wires carry electricity thanks to special amino acids

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity according to a study to be published in mBio® the online open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology on March ... - Read More

New player in electron field emitter technology makes for better imaging and communications

Electron, Electron, Electron
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the University of Maryland College Park have built a practical high efficiency nanostructured electron source Described in the journal Nanotechnology this new patent pending ... - Read More
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