An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More
Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More
A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense but everyone ... - Read More
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More
Wear is a fact of life As surfaces rub against one another they break down and lose their original shape With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and ... - Read More
By bringing nanophotonics technology to traditional optical spectroscopy a new kind of optical spectrometer with functions of sensing and spectral measurement has been recently demonstrated by a research team at The University of Alabama in ... - Read More
Charged particle accelerators have become crucially important to modern day life be it in health care for cancer treatment or for answering important fundamental scientific questions like the existence of the HIGGS boson the so ... - Read More
The research team led by Academy Research Fellow Heikki M Tuononen has been able to identify the mechanism which enables some non metal compounds to mimic the reactivity of their metal based counterparts Chemical reactivity ... - Read More
A new way of making crystalline silicon developed by U M researchers could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener Share This See Also Graphene Inorganic Chemistry Spintronics Electronics ... - Read More
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes Today these are hard and brittle materials But cheap flexible nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in ... - Read More
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct He and his colleagues are ... - Read More
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic self healing wires in which both the liquid metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed Share This See Also ... - Read More
Researchers from Technische Universität München TUM have developed a new generation of image sensors that are more sensitive to light than the conventional silicon versions with the added bonus of being simple and cheap to ... - Read More
The strong binding of gold on electronically modified calcium oxide can now be understood in detail In a computational study researchers Jenni Andersin Janne Nevalaita Karoliina Honkala and Hannu Häkkinen at the University of Jyväskylä ... - Read More
Light emitting diodes more commonly called LEDs are known for their energy efficiency and durability but the bluish cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting Share This See ... - Read More
Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More
Scientists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans Share This See Also Ozone Holes Atmosphere Environmental Issues Air Quality Oceanography ... - Read More
There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep ring or vibration But our expectation ... - Read More
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