Discovered in the 19th century thermoelectric materials have the remarkable property that heating them creates a small electrical current But enhancing this current to a level compatible with the needs of modern technologies has revealed ... - Read More
One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light emitting diode ... - Read More
Simulating solid state properties with precisely controlled quantum systems is an important goal of the Quantum Many Body Systems Division at MPQ Now the team around Professor Immanuel Bloch Chair for Experimental Physics at the ... - Read More
A lot of energy is wasted when machines turn hot unnecessarily heating up their environment Some of this thermal energy could be harvested using thermoelectric materials they create electric current when they are used to ... - Read More
The quest to harness hydrogen as the clean burning fuel of the future demands the perfect catalysts nanoscale machines that enhance chemical reactions Scientists must tweak atomic structures to achieve an optimum balance of reactivity ... - Read More
Magnetic molecules are regarded as promising functional units for the future of information processing An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jülich and Aachen were the first to produce particularly robust magnetic molecules that enable a ... - Read More
At some point in elementary school you were shown that opposite charges attract and like charges repel This is a universal scientific truth except when it isn't A research team led by Berkeley Lab chemist ... - Read More
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend Flexible electronics could spawn new products clothing wired to cool or heat reading tablets that ... - Read More
Commercial uses for ultraviolet UV light are growing and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low cost uses of the technology The ... - Read More
The newest catalytic converters in diesel engines blast away a pollutant from combustion with the help of ammonia Common in European cars the engines exhaust harmless nitrogen and water How they do this hasn't been ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices ... - Read More
Electronic sutures that monitor surgical incisions for healing and infection Electronic films that cling to the heart like shrink wrap monitoring and regulating the heartbeat and alerting the patient and cardiologist when medical attention is ... - Read More
By blending their expertise two materials science engineers at Washington University in St Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials just by exposing it to light This image shows how electrons in ... - Read More
Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have found a way to make dye sensitized solar cells more energy efficient and longer lasting Drawing their inspiration from photosynthesis dye sensitized solar cells offer the ... - Read More
A team of researchers in Ireland have found evidence that altering the chemistry of an electrode surface surface engineering can help microbial communities to connect to the electrode to produce more electricity electron exchange more ... - Read More
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal insulator metal or MIM diodes a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of ... - Read More
Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy SERS Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale the method can ... - Read More
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music it's the Morning prelude from Peer Gynt played on an ionic speaker No ordinary speaker ... - Read More
They're not exactly the peanut butter and jelly of semiconductors but when you put them together something magical happens Alone neither lanthanum aluminate nor strontium titanate exhibit any particularly notable properties But when they are ... - Read More
Physicist Art Hobson has offered a solution within the framework of standard quantum physics to the long running debate about the nature of quantum measurement In an article published August 8 by Physical Review A ... - Read More
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