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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

Symmetry matters in graphene growth

What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties according to a new study led by Rice University Scientists at Rice analyzed patterns of graphene a single atom thick sheet of carbon ... - Read More

New remote control for molecular motors

In the eyes of physicists magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate like spinning tops may intuitively be difficult to achieve However Russian physicists have just ... - Read More

Second natural quasicrystal ever found in ancient meteorite

A team from Princeton University and the University of Florence in Italy has discovered a quasicrystal so named because of its unorthodox arrangement of atoms in a 4.5 billion year old meteorite from a remote ... - Read More

Biotech materials made simple: Crystal structures altered by a single protein

In nacre layer lattices of inorganic calcium carbonate alternate with layers of organic material Chitin collagen and various proteins ensure that the calcium carbonate grows in these defined layers What role the proteins play during ... - Read More

2D nitrogenated crystals new potential rival for graphene

Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More

Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices

Through a surprise research discovery a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices Jim Edgar university distinguished professor of chemical engineering has received a patent for his ... - Read More

Understanding why a material's behavior changes as it gets smaller

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More

Solar cells to get growth boost, price cut

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's OIST Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit have found that growing a type of film used to manufacture solar cells in ambient air gives ... - Read More
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