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Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules

A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work A research paper published in the journal Nature Methods on October 5 describes a ... - Read More

Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' That Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

No matter how many times it’s demonstrated it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social communicating creatures But by using a signaling system called “quorum sensing ” these single celled organisms radically alter their behavior ... - Read More

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues ... - Read More

The future face of molecular electronics

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components In these highly efficient devices individual molecules would take on ... - Read More

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented by a Michigan State University researcher has just been improved In earlier research Gemma Reguera MSU microbiologist identified that Geobacter bacteria's tiny conductive hair like ... - Read More

Scientists fabricate single-photon sources in solid matter

A breakthrough in quantum information processing was achieved using state of the art diamond growth technology A research group led by Junichi Isoya professor emeritus University of Tsukuba and Tokuyuki Teraji principal researcher Optical and ... - Read More

First graphene-based flexible display produced

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic the first time graphene has been used in a transistor based flexible device The ... - Read More

Diamond defect interior design: Planting imperfections at specific spots within a diamond lattice could advance quantum computing

By carefully controlling the position of an atomic scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors They describe ... - Read More

Technique simplifies creation of high-tech crystals

Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high powered lenses specialized optics and potentially computers that manipulate light instead of electricity But producing these crystals by current techniques such ... - Read More

Cheap, highly efficient solar cells: A new stable and cost-cutting type of perovskite solar cell

Perovskite solar cells show tremendous promise in propelling solar power into the marketplace The cells use a hole transportation layer which promotes the efficient movement of electrical current after exposure to sunlight However manufacturing the ... - Read More

Hollow-fiber membranes could cut separation costs, energy use

Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal organic framework MOF membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diameter The new fabrication process believed ... - Read More

Making graphene from plastic?

Graphene is gaining heated attention dubbed a wonder material with great conductivity flexibility and durability However graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is complicated and mass production ... - Read More

Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide ... - Read More

Formation of organic thin-film transistors through room-temperature printing

Japanese researchers have established a process for forming organic thin film transistors TFTs conducting the entire printing process at room temperature under ambient atmospheric conditions Printed electronics the field in which electronic devices are produced ... - Read More

Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry

You wouldn't think that mechanical force the simple kind used to eject unruly patrons from bars shoe a horse or emboss the raised numerals on credit cards could process nanoparticles more subtly than the most ... - Read More

Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals for writing tablets, billboards and more

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

Cheap and enviromentally friendly: Tofu ingredient could revolutionize solar panel manufacture

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

Shatterproof screens that save smartphones

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

Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst

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 thermal conductivities can improve energy storage

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
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