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Down the rabbit hole: How electrons travel through exotic new material

Researchers at Princeton University have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies Unlike most materials in which electrons travel on the surface in these ... - Read More

Nature's mirror: The code for chirality

How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials New research published today in Nature Chemistry explains how biological molecules ... - Read More

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

a characteristic essential for future applications Aussignargues said “The engineered protein was also more stable than its natural counterpart which was a big surprise ” he said “You can treat it with things that normally ... - Read More

High-performance material polyimide for the first time with angular shape

Using a new synthesis procedure developed at TU Wien it is now possible to produce the extremely resistant material polyimide in the form of angular particles for the first time Polyimides withstand extreme heat and ... - Read More

Sponge-like material to more efficiently store natural gas

Although compressed natural gas represents a cleaner and more efficient fuel for vehicles its volatile nature requires a reinforced heavy tank that stores the gas at high pressure and therefore limits vehicle design Researchers at ... - Read More

First materials woven at atomic and molecular levels: Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs

There are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics has not been one of them until now An international collaboration led by scientists at the ... - Read More

Solving Slippery 80-Year-Old Mystery, Tufts Chemist Discovers Way to Isolate Single-Crystal Ice Surfaces

A Tufts University chemist has discovered a way to select specific surfaces of single crystal ice for study a long sought breakthrough that could help researchers answer essential questions about climate and the environment The ... - Read More

Chipping Away at the Secrets of Ice Formation

Making ice to chill our drinks is easy enough but surprisingly the details of that seemingly simple process are still not well understood Now scientists report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that ... - Read More

Color-Changing Polymer May Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Soldiers, Athletes (Video)

turned the polymer purple Cho adds “This force is right in the range of a blast injury or a concussion ” Yang says In future studies Yang plans to develop materials that can indicate how ... - Read More

2-D semiconductor comes clean: Performance dramatically improved

In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More

A 'pin ball machine' for atoms and photons

A team of physicists from MPQ Caltech and ICFO proposes the combination of nano photonics with ultracold atoms for simulating quantum many body systems and creating new states of matter Ultracold atoms in the so ... - Read More

Rodeo in liquid crystal: Unprecedented level of control over defects

Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More

Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures

Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer scale necklaces based on tiny star like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone The technique could provide a new way to produce hybrid organic inorganic shish ... - Read More

Magnetic quantum crystals

In experiments with ultracold rubidium atoms MPQ scientists create magnetic quantum crystals made of gigantic Rydberg atoms Materials with a defined crystal structure are a familiar phenomenon in condensed matter physics A crystal exhibits a ... - Read More

Optimising soft-optoelectronics materials through molecular engineering

Molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to have specific properties making the production of high performance optoelectronic devices more efficient according to a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials The ... - Read More

New form of ice: Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More

'Green' batteries made to last: Oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites

An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More

Light as puppeteer: Controlling single, micron-sized particles with light

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single micron sized particles with light Passing light along optical microfibers or nanofibers to manipulate ... - Read More

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More

A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More
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