Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More
There are a handful of naturally occurring materials known as piezoelectric materials that generate electricity if you bend stretch or apply another mechanical force to them and vice versa if you apply a voltage across ... - Read More
If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibres with as little loss as possible you should opt for infrared light as is the case for example in the telecommunication networks worldwide ... - Read More
An international team of researchers from the United States and France along with the head of a state funded mega grant laboratory based at MIPT Artyom Oganov has synthesized a previously unknown form of magnesium ... - Read More
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide ... - Read More
The British journal Scientific Reports Nature has highlighted in its latest issue the work done by the Centre for Development of Functional Materials CDMF of Brazil and researchers from the group of Theoretical and Computational ... - Read More
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non conductive structures this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be ... - Read More
The molecular building blocks that make up DNA absorb ultraviolet light so strongly that sunlight should deactivate them yet it does not Now scientists have made detailed observations of a relaxation response that protects these ... - Read More
One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding ... - Read More
Using miniaturized laser technology a tiny sensor has been built at the Vienna University of Technology which can test the chemical composition of liquids They are invisible but perfectly suited for analyzing liquids and gases ... - Read More
Sometimes a cell has to die when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism Conversely cells that refuse to die when expected can lead to cancer So ... - Read More
Atomic scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas coal or plant biomass A ... - Read More
Researchers at Washington State University have used a super cold cloud of atoms that behaves like a single atom to see a phenomenon predicted 60 years ago and witnessed only once since The phenomenon takes ... - Read More
Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT and their French partners succeeded in making an important step towards quantum computers Using a spin cascade in single molecule magnet the scientists demonstrated how nuclear spins can ... - Read More
A team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI has used advanced electron microscopy techniques to determine the first accurate structural map of Mediator one of the largest and most complex molecular machines ... - Read More
Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real time reaction information from Ag nanocatalysts that have long frustrated ... - Read More
Released 6 4 2014 8 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations LangmuirJun 7 2014 Mussels might be a welcome ... - Read More
Imperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of a material and their diffusion is behind many microstructural changes in solids However imaging non repeating atomic arrangements is difficult in ... - Read More
A Kansas State University physicist's proposal may lead to a new way of creating tabletop light sources in the laboratory Cheng Jin research associate in physics Chii Dong Lin university distinguished professor of physics and ... - Read More
Photovoltaic cells directly convert sun light into electricity and hence are key technological devices to meet one of the challenges that humankind has to face in this century a sustainable and clean production of renewable ... - Read More
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