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How iron feels the heat

As you heat up a piece of iron the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting This unusual behavior is one reason why steel in which iron plays a starring role is ... - Read More

Quest for efficiency in thermoelectric nanowires

Efficiency is big in the tiny world of thermoelectric nanowires Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say better materials and manufacturing techniques for the nanowires could allow carmakers to harvest power from the heat wasted by ... - Read More

Nano-hydrogels that attack cancer cells

Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers in order to control humidity However chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara UdeG in Mexico developed a new ... - Read More

Arachnid Rapunzel: Researchers spin spider silk proteins into artificial silk

Incredibly tough slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications But although humans have been colonizing relatively placid silkworms for thousands of years harvesting silk from territorial and ... - Read More

Better batteries inspired by lowly snail shells

Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries Researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County UMBC have isolated a peptide a type of biological molecule which binds strongly to lithium ... - Read More

Getting molten wax in shape

New research from the Micro Bio Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST looks at how to create various non spherical particles by releasing droplets of molten wax into ... - Read More

Distortions glimpsed in atomic structure of materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University are using a technique they developed to observe minute distortions in the atomic structure of complex materials shedding light on what causes these distortions and opening the door to ... - Read More

Step toward rational design of catalysts: Better catalysts, made-to-order

Most of our food medicine fuel plastics and synthetic fibers wouldn't exist without catalysts materials that open favorable pathways for chemical reactions to run forth And yet chemists don't fully understand how most catalysts work ... - Read More

Switching superconductivity by light

A research team led by Prof Hiroshi M Yamamoto of the Institute for Molecular Science National Institutes of Natural Sciences has developed a novel superconducting transistor which can be switched reversibly between ON and OFF ... - Read More

Explaining 30-year-old 'hidden order' physics mystery

A new explanation for a type of order or symmetry in an exotic material made with uranium may lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems and more powerful superconducting magnets for medical imaging ... - Read More

Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December ... - Read More

Better Catalysts, Made-to-Order

Released 9 Feb 2015 6 00 PM ESTEmbargo expired 12 Feb 2015 2 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Utah more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Science ... - Read More

Chromium-centered cycloparaphenylene rings as new tools for making functionalized nanocarbons

A team of chemists at Nagoya University has synthesized novel transition metal complexed cycloparaphenylenes CPPs that enable selective monofunctionalization of CPPs for the first time opening doors to the construction of unprecedented nanocarbons Professor Kenichiro ... - Read More

Researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale

Friction impacts motion hence the need to control friction forces Currently this is accomplished by mechanistic means or lubrication but experiments conducted by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered ... - Read More

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories

The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and the U S Department of Energy's DOE Brookhaven National ... - Read More

Holes in valence bands of nanodiamonds discovered: Potential catalysts for splitting water

But how are the electronic properties of nanodiamonds deposited on a solid state substrate different from those displayed by nanodiamonds in aqueous solutions Dr Tristan Petit working in the HZB team headed by Prof Emad ... - Read More

Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may help ... - Read More

Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule

Understanding this kind of electronic effects in organic molecules is crucial for their use in optoelectronic applications for example in organic light emitting diodes OLEDs organic field effect transistors OFETs and solar cells In their ... - Read More

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel, petroleum processing

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products The discovery ... - Read More

Using less fish to test chemicals safety

The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals' effect on flora and fauna in water aquatic toxicity and chemicals' uptake and ... - Read More
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