Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball or C60 and to drive motion of the so called big nonpolar ball through the encapsulated small polar H2O ... - Read More
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More
A new semiconductor device capable of emitting two distinct colours has been created by a group of researchers in the US potentially opening up the possibility of using light emitting diodes LEDs universally for cheap ... - Read More
Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices scientists have revealed Share This See Also Graphene Materials Science Energy and the ... - Read More
An old somewhat passé trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST where materials scientists are using it ... - Read More
Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium referred to as UD1023 because it was first characterized at the ... - Read More
An Australian team led by researchers at the University of New South Wales has achieved a breakthrough in quantum science that brings the prospect of a network of ultra powerful quantum computers connected via a ... - Read More
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides according to two recent studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Amphibian ... - Read More
An ultimate goal in the field of carbon nanotube research is to synthesise single walled carbon nanotubes SWNTs with controlled chiralities Twenty years after the discovery of SWNTs scientists from Aalto University in Finland A ... - Read More
Researchers at Wake Forest University's Organic Electronics group have come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest technological barriers facing the organic semiconductor industry today Oana Jurchescu an assistant professor of physics ... - Read More
When designing next generation solar energy conversion systems we must first develop ways to more efficiently utilize the solar spectrum explained Lane Martin whose research group has done just that Share This See Also Materials ... - Read More
Coral reefs are stressed the world over and could be in mortal danger because of climate change But why do some corals die and others not even when exposed to the same environmental conditions Share ... - Read More
When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy ... - Read More
Smart electronics are taking the world by storm From techno textiles to transparent electronic displays the world of intelligent technology is growing fast and a revolutionary new device has just been added to its ranks ... - Read More
A smaller proportion of black carbon created during combustion will remain in soil than have been estimated before Contrary to previous understanding burying black carbon in the ground in order to restrain climate change will ... - 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
Could algae that feast on wastewater produce clean bio fuels and a healthful supply of fish food Can impoverished African community gardeners learn to use and maintain a simple centuries old non electric water pump ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Lisa Deibler and Arthur Brown had a ready made problem for their computer modeling work when they partnered with the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant to improve stainless steel ... - Read More
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere Share This See Also Petroleum Materials Science ... - Read More
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