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Decorative and flexible solar panels become part of interior design and the appearance of objects

VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative organic solar panels Design freedom improves the range of applications of the panels ... - Read More

Self-assembled nanotextures create antireflective surface on silicon solar cells

Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale

Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More

Hierarchically-porous polymers with fast absorption

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST has developed a method to form micropores of less than 2 nanometers within porous polymers Professor Myungeun Seo and his research team from the Graduate ... - Read More

A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors In order to reproduce this ... - Read More

Team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image

Beginning with the invention of the first microscope in the late 1500s scientists have been trying to peer into preserved cells and tissues with ever greater magnification The latest generation of so called super resolution ... - Read More

New 'triggered-release' mechanism could improve drug delivery

More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles The new method developed at the University of Warwick uses two 'parent' nanoparticles that are designed ... - Read More

Harnessing bacteria to move microscopic gears and ratchets

Computer simulations at OIST suggest new applications in industry by harnessing active microscopic particles in fluids Previous research has already demonstrated that substantial quantities of self motile or active agents such as bacteria in a ... - Read More

Laser-induced graphene 'super' for electronics: Flexible, 3-D supercapacitors tested

Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser induced graphene LIG by producing and testing stacked three dimensional supercapacitors energy storage devices that are important for portable flexible electronics The Rice lab of chemist ... - Read More

New catalyst process uses light, not metal, for rapid polymerization

A team of chemistry and materials science experts from University of California Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company has created a novel way to overcome one of the major hurdles preventing the widespread use ... - Read More

Solar cell polymers with multiplied electrical output

One challenge in improving the efficiency of solar cells is that some of the absorbed light energy is lost as heat So scientists have been looking to design materials that can convert more of that ... - Read More

Moving origami techniques forward for self-folding 3-D structures

Though the past 15 years have seen an exciting run of creative scientific advances in fabricating three dimensional 3D structures by self folding of 2D sheets the complexity of structures achieved to date falls far ... - Read More

How the Physics of Champagne and Soda Bubbles May Help Address the World's Future Energy Needs

Released 17 Dec 2014 9 45 AM ESTEmbargo expired 18 Dec 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the wonder material graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron ion transfer networks An extremely promising ... - Read More

Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics

Squid what is it good for You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that ... - Read More

Knees: Meniscus regenerated with 3-D-printed implant

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining called the meniscus using a personalized 3D printed implant or scaffold infused with human growth factors that prompt the body ... - Read More

Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene

Researchers at Rice University have created flexible patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer controlled laser The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the ... - Read More

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab'

UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials Nanocomposites which are widely used in industry are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics But ... - Read More

Commonalities in how different glassy materials fail

Glass is mysterious It is a broad class of materials that extends well beyond the everyday window pane but one thing that these disparate glasses seem to have in common is that they have nothing ... - Read More

Bioplastic: Greener than ever

Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging To meet the rising demand ETH researchers have developed an eco friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol a waste by ... - Read More
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