The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another or ... - Read More
A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST developed a high performance ultrathin polymeric insulator for field effect transistors FETs The researchers used vaporized monomers to form polymeric films ... - Read More
In the race to miniaturize electronic components researchers are challenged with a major problem the smaller or the faster your device the more challenging it is to cool it down One solution to improve the ... - Read More
University of Adelaide research has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in the food chain causes toxicity in living cells Published in the journal Nature Communications this research has shown how cadmium disrupts ... - Read More
From light up shoes to smart watches wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff short lived batteries that are required These limitations however could ... - Read More
Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide a basis for ... - Read More
A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality A team led by Vitaly Kresin professor of ... - Read More
University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers ... - Read More
Graphene a one atom thick sheet of carbon with highly desirable electrical properties flexibility and strength shows great promise for future electronics advanced solar cells protective coatings and other uses and combining it with other ... - Read More
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London QMUL have successfully created electricity generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time The materials chitin and chitosan found ... - Read More
Graphene a single atom thick lattice of carbon atoms is often touted as a replacement for silicon in electronic devices due to its extremely high conductivity and unbeatable thinness But graphene is not the only ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper like material for lithium ion batteries It has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy or ... - Read More
Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches carpet padding and electronics have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance ... - Read More
Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to humans a new study has found Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered that limpets small aquatic snail like creatures with conical shells have ... - Read More
A research team led by the University of Chicago's Dmitri Talapin has demonstrated how semiconductors can be soldered and still deliver good electronic performance We worked out new chemistry for a broad class of compositions ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a unique single step process to achieve three dimensional 3D texturing of graphene and graphite Using a commercially available thermally activated shape memory polymer ... - Read More
The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments according to new research from Griffith University Experiments with ... - Read More
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium the material of 1940s transistors into a potential replacement for silicon At ... - Read More
Anyone who has ever toasted the top of their legs with their laptop or broiled their ear on a cell phone knows that microelectronic devices can give off a lot of heat These devices contain ... - Read More
Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December ... - Read More
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