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Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

Microwave
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More

Keeping beverages cool in summer: I''s not just the heat, it's the humidity

Heat, Beverages
In spring a person's thoughts turn to important matters like how best to keep your drink cold on a hot day Though this quest is probably as old as civilization University of Washington climate scientists ... - Read More

High performance semiconductor spray paint could be a game changer for organic electronics

Researchers at Wake Forest University's Organic Electronics group have come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest technological barriers facing the organic semiconductor industry today Oana Jurchescu an assistant professor of physics ... - Read More

Peel-and-stick solar cells

It may be possible soon to charge cell phones change the tint on windows or power small toys with peel and stick versions of solar cells thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the ... - Read More

Overcoming a Major Barrier to Medical and Other Uses of 'Microrockets' and 'Micromotors'

acids bases and hydrogen peroxide depending upon its surroundings Therefore we can use these motors in many more environments than ever before ” The scientists are working on extending the lifetimes of the vehicles so ... - Read More

Ready for Debut: Fruit-Juice-Infused Chocolate with 50 Percent Less Fat

the texture that is firm and snappy to the bite and yet melts in the mouth The process also prevents “sugar bloom ” the unappetizing white film that coats the surface of chocolate that has ... - Read More

Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Topic of Dozens of New Scientific Reports This Week

intramolecular or intermolecular Here we report results on radical cation stability and reactivity for possible redox shuttles in order to understand the possible mechanisms for the shuttle reaction in batteries DFT design and study of ... - Read More

Fighting listeria and other food-borne illnesses with nanobiotechnology

Nanobiotechnology
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria including listeria in food handling and packaging This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical ... - Read More

Embedding photovoltaic modules more quickly

The market for solar modules is highly competitive For this reason companies must save on costs such as by using a new process It embeds the cells twice as fast into their protective plastic sheathing ... - Read More

Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales: Tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes

Fluid, Nanometer
Imagine if you could drink a glass of water just by inserting a solid wire into it and sucking on it as though it were a soda straw It turns out that if you were ... - Read More

Magnetic fingerprints of interface defects in silicon solar cells detected

Silicon
Using a highly sensitive method of measurement HZB physicists have managed to localize defects in amorphous crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells Now for the first time ever using computer simulations at Paderborn University the scientists ... - Read More

New technology measures oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time

Oxygen , Time
In an engineering breakthrough a Washington University in St Louis biomedical researcher has discovered a way to use light and color to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time Share This See ... - Read More

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

Plastic, Plastic
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper greener paint on plastic electronics Share This ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

How organic magnets grow in a thin film

Development of organic single molecule magnets opens a great many of applications for magnetic materials and new memory technologies Organic magnets are lighter more flexible and less energy intensive in production than conventional magnets Share ... - Read More

Device may lead to quicker, more efficient diagnostics

Diagnostics
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More

Researchers solve riddle of what has been holding two unlikely materials together

Materials, materials
For years researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride Bi2Te3 which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling on top of gallium arsenide GaAs to create cooling devices for electronics But while they ... - Read More

Order in the chaos of a cell membrane

An explanation has been proposed for the way in which ordered structures arise in cell membranes Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have discovered how complex compounds of sugar ... - Read More

Laser mastery narrows down sources of superconductivity

Laser, Laser
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity HTS remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to ... - Read More

Researchers coat spinal polymer implants with bioactive film to improve bonding with bone

Bonding, Polymer, Film
Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants which are often used in spinal ... - Read More
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