Most materials show one function for example a material can be a metal a semiconductor or an insulator Metals such as copper are used as conducting wires with only low resistance and energy loss Superconductors ... - 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
Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window or a curtain that illuminates a room or a smartphone screen that doubles in size stretching like rubber Now imagine all of these being made ... - 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
Eden Steven a physicist at Florida State University's MagLab facility discovered that simple methods can result in surprising and environmentally friendly high tech outcomes during his experiments with spider silk and carbon nanotubes the results ... - Read More
A new study published today in the journal Nature Materials has found a way to suppress the thermal conductivity in sodium cobaltate so that it can be used to harvest waste energy Led by scientists ... - Read More
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them Dye sensitized solar cells are thin flexible easy to make ... - Read More
The world's most famous painting has now been created on the world's smallest canvas Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have painted the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width ... - Read More
A new cost effective polymer membrane can decrease the cost of alkaline batteries and fuel cells by allowing the replacement of expensive platinum catalysts without sacrificing important aspects of performance according to Penn State researchers ... - Read More
University of Oregon chemist David C Johnson likens his lab's newly published accomplishments to combining two flavors of ice cream vanilla and chocolate and churning out thousands of flavors to appeal to any taste bud ... - Read More
A team of theoretical physicists at the U S Naval Research Laboratory NRL and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer ... - Read More
Protons as positively charged hydrogen ions move very rapidly in water from one water molecule to the next which is why the conductivity of water is relatively high The principle of proton conduction in water ... - Read More
Heart tissue sustains irreparable damage in the wake of a heart attack Because cells in the heart cannot multiply and the cardiac muscle contains few stem cells the tissue is unable to repair itself it ... - Read More
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST developed a new method to massively synthesize enhanced yet affordable materials for supercapacitors Supercapacitors have attracted increasing attention due to their long life cycle highly ... - Read More
An unlikely material cubic boron arsenide could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond researchers report in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters ... - Read More
Researchers of MESA+ the research institute for nanotechnology of the University of Twente in cooperation with researchers of the University of Strasbourg and Eindhoven University of Technology are the first to successfully create perfect one ... - Read More
A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST S Korea found a new physical organogel electrolyte with two unique characteristics an irreversible thermal gelation and a high value of the Li+ ... - Read More
A new method for creating thin films of diamonds which is described in the journal Applied Physics Letters produced by AIP Publishing may allow manufacturers to enhance future electronics In industrial and high tech settings ... - Read More
To the ancients probing the philosophical question of how to distinguish the living from the dead centered on the mystery of the vital heat To modern microbiology this question was always less mysterious than it ... - Read More
A new study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara provides clues into the understanding of the behavior of the charged molecules or particles in ionic liquids The new framework may lead to the creation of ... - Read More
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