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Hot spots for molecules: Ultra-high sensitivity molecular detection

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

Common semiconductors stabilized for solar fuels generation

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

Flexible supercapacitor raises bar for volumetric energy density; Could be woven into clothes to power devices

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

Conducting polymer films decorated with biomolecules for cell research use

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

Making it big: Metamaterial applications a step closer to reality

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

Nanoscope to probe chemistry on the molecular scale

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

The science of extraterrestrial Olympics, Brad Pitt's punches and Breaking Bad gore

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

Cheap, environmentally-friendly method for making transparent conductive films for laptops, smartphones, solar cells

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

Flexible battery, no lithium required: Lab creates thin-film battery for portable, wearable electronics

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

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

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

Vacuum ultraviolet lamp of the future created

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

Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery

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

Engineers design 'living materials': Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that emit light

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

Switching an antibiotic on and off with light

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

Tiny transistors for extreme environs: Engineers shrink plasma devices to resist radiation

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect medical X ... - Read More

First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity the magnetic equivalent of electricity Published today in Nature Communications a team of ... - Read More

Graphene-metal sandwich: Combining graphene and copper may shrink electronics

Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene copper graphene sandwich strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics The work was led by Alexander ... - Read More

Two-dimensional material shows promise for optoelectronics: LEDs, photovoltaic cells, and light detectors

A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that's just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light This proof of concept could lead to ultrathin lightweight and ... - Read More

Research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells

In current research related to improving cancer treatments one promising area of research is the effort to find ways to selectively pinpoint and target cancer cells while minimizing effects on healthy cells In that effort ... - Read More

Tackling the tiniest technology to make gadgets smaller, faster and more efficient

University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering how to manipulate light to one day better view the world's tiniest objects through a super lens as well as how to hide an object in plain sight Masoud ... - Read More
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