Chemists at the University of California Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field The research paves the way for novel display applications ... - Read More
The chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells a University study published in the journal Nature has revealed Cadmium chloride ... - Read More
University of Akron polymer scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could change the face of smartphones literally by making their displays shatterproof In a recently published scientific paper researchers demonstrated how a transparent layer ... - Read More
Atomic scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas coal or plant biomass A ... - Read More
Controlling the flow of heat through materials is important for many technologies While materials with high and low thermal conductivities are available materials with variable and reversible thermal conductivities are rare and other than high ... - Read More
Essential oils have boomed in popularity as more people seek out alternatives to replace their synthetic cleaning products anti mosquito sprays and medicines Now scientists are tapping them as candidates to preserve food in a ... - Read More
The accurate placement of molecules into gaps between gold nanoantennas enables ultra high sensitivity molecular detection The ability to detect tiny quantities of molecules is important for chemical sensing as well as biological and medical ... - Read More
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar driven generators that can split water yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel Such a device requires efficient light absorbing materials that attract ... - Read More
Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors communications equipment or other small electronics The device is a ... - Read More
The ability to create conducting polymer films in a variety of shapes thicknesses and surface properties rapidly and inexpensively will make growing and testing cells easier and more flexible according to a team of Penn ... - Read More
Metamaterials are engineered to interact with light and sound waves in ways that natural materials cannot They thus have the potential to be used in exciting new applications such as invisibility cloaks high resolution lenses ... - Read More
For years scientists have had an itch they couldn't scratch Even with the best microscopes and spectrometers it's been difficult to study and identify molecules at the so called mesoscale a region of matter that ... - Read More
University of Leicester students apply sophisticated scientific principles to pop culture scenarios with intriguing results How would athletes fare if the Winter Olympics were held on Saturn's moon Enceladus How realistic was the grizzly downfall ... - Read More
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives Whether in smartphones tablets laptops flat screens or on a larger scale in solar cells Yet they are expensive and complex to manufacture ... - Read More
A Rice University laboratory has flexible portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues have developed a flexible material ... - Read More
Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean The hydrophobic water repelling characteristic of the leaf termed the Lotus effect helps the plant survive in muddy swamps repelling dirt and producing beautiful ... - Read More
A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid state lamp that emits high energy ultraviolet UV light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device from 140 to 220 nanometers This ... - Read More
Treating cadmium telluride CdTe solar cell materials with cadmium chloride improves their efficiency but researchers have not fully understood why Now an atomic scale examination of the thin film solar cells led by the Department ... - Read More
Inspired by natural materials such as bone a matrix of minerals and other substances including living cells MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic whose biological activity can be controlled with light Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can ... - Read More
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