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For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry Yet transistors the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the ... - Read More

Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits antennas ... - Read More

Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Heat drives classical phase transitions think solid liquid and gas but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable where quantum mechanics reigns subtle fluctuations ... - Read More

Imaging fuel injectors with neutrons

Blowing bubbles may be fun for kids but for engineers bubbles can disrupt fluid flow and damage metal Researchers from the Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National ... - Read More

Three's a charm: Detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time thanks in part to superfast super efficient single photon detectors developed by ... - 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

Fracking: Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater

A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing and it's not the source many people may have feared What's more the problem may ... - Read More

Rolling 'neat' nanotube fibers: Acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat but Rice University scientists are making them neat literally The single walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a ... - Read More

'Talking' and 'listening' to atoms: Scientists make acoustic waves couple to an artificial atom

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of ... - Read More

Excitonic dark states shed light on TMDC atomic layers: New promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide TMDC materials the two dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise ... - Read More

Nanostructured coatings for aircraft turbines developed

A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials Cimav have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius which are used in aviation turbine components Dr Ana Maria ... - Read More

Advancing understanding of graphene's friction properties

An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene the Nobel prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms ... - Read More

Chemical detection: A purer solution

A separation method that isolates protein protected gold clusters enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides Fluorescence based detection of pesticides and other environmentally harmful chemicals is limited by the ability of current ... - Read More

Graphene paints a corrosion-free future: Keep food fresh longer?

A thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion new findings from The ... - Read More

Researchers watch lipid molecules in motion

Researchers from Göttingen in collaboration with colleagues from Augsburg have 'filmed' the movement of lipid molecules using an X ray stroboscope at DESY In the scientific journal Physical Review Letters researchers lead by Professor Tim ... - Read More

How skin falls apart: Pathology of autoimmune skin disease revealed at the nanoscale

University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could ... - Read More

More efficient fuel cells for vehicles: Angling chromium to let oxygen through

Researchers have been trying to increase the efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells by lowering the temperatures at which they run More efficient fuel cells might gain wider use in vehicles or as quiet pollution ... - Read More

Doped graphene nanoribbons with potential

Graphene possesses many outstanding properties it conducts heat and electricity it is transparent harder than diamond and extremely strong But in order to use it to construct electronic switches a material must not only be ... - Read More

Co-flowing liquids can stabilize chaotic 'whipping' in microfluidic jets

Industrial wet spinning processes produce fibers from polymers and other materials by using tiny needles to eject continuous jets of liquid precursors The electrically charged liquids ejected from the needles normally exhibit a chaotic whipping ... - Read More

'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems

Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into ... - Read More
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