could be 1 000 times thinner than silicon and still efficiently absorb sunlight Like silicon iron and sulfur are common elements in the Earth's crust so solar cells made of iron pyrite could have a ... - Read More
For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye popping performance a thermomagnetic processing method developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can advance the performance of polymers Polymers are used in ... - Read More
Using DESY's ultrabright X ray source PETRA III researchers have observed in real time how football shaped carbon molecules arrange themselves into ultra smooth layers Together with theoretical simulations the investigation reveals the fundamentals of ... - Read More
University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives deadly gases and illegal drugs A carbon nanotube is ... - Read More
Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory or a broader version of it called M theory as the ... - Read More
Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found it in molybdenum disulfide The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has turned molybdenum disulfide's two dimensional ... - Read More
Tübingen researchers can control interplay of light and matter at the level of individual photons emitted by rubidium Researchers led by Dr Sebastian Slama of Tübingen University's Institute of Physics have succeeded in directing the ... - Read More
To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans it's important to distinguish human made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally A recent study co authored by a Brown University ... - Read More
University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges Carbon nanotubes have been touted as exceptional materials with unique properties ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance imaging which signifies a huge increase in the technology's spatial resolution In the future single atom MRI could be ... - Read More
Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays a team of University of Wisconsin Madison engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers' efforts to understand the brain The team described its technology which has applications ... - Read More
Computer chips with superconducting circuits circuits with zero electrical resistance would be 50 to 100 times as energy efficient as today's chips an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers ... - Read More
Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass and the brittle insulating oxide pane shatters But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass a resilient conductor that looks like ... - Read More
As in Alice's journey through the looking glass to Wonderland mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways including a new class of mirror that works like no other As ... - Read More
In the earth and environmental sciences radioactive isotopes atom variants that decay over time play a major role in age determination A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon 39Ar for example is used to ... - Read More
Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano alloy composed of palladium nano islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction the most important reaction in ... - Read More
When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics Fast accurate ... - Read More
Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1 000 times faster than normal setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes LEDs and quantum ... - Read More
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers The teams created two types ... - Read More
Thin film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing solar cells and touchscreens With the Megatron® sputtering system it is now possible for the first time to vary the ... - Read More
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