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Making a gem of a tiny crystal: Slowly cooled DNA transforms disordered nanoparticles into orderly crystal

Crystal
Nature builds flawless diamonds sapphires and other gems Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to build near perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA using the same structure favored by nature ... - Read More

Flashes of brilliance: Roots of superfluorescent bursts from quantum wells discovered

Quantum, Quantum
Spontaneous bursts of light from a solid block illuminate the unusual way interacting quantum particles behave when they are driven far from equilibrium The discovery by Rice University scientists of a way to trigger these ... - Read More

Using waste heat to make cars more efficient

Yanliang Zhang wants to make vehicles more efficient by using a resource most people aren't even aware of the waste heat that results from the inherent inefficiency of engines when converting fuel into energy Zhang ... - Read More

Refined materials provide booster shot for solar energy conversion

If you want to get the most out of the sun you have to improve the performance of the materials used An interdisciplinary team of Engineering at Illinois researchers has set its sights on improving ... - Read More

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

Battery
Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars cell phones and other devices ... - Read More

New way to dissolve semiconductors holds promise for electronics industry

Semiconductors the foundation of modern electronics used in flat screen TVs and fighter jets could become even more versatile as researchers make headway on a novel inexpensive way to turn them into thin films Their ... - Read More

New paradigm for solar cell construction demonstrated

cell, cell
For solar panels wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative This goal has sent chemistry materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy absorption ... - Read More

The next big thing in the energy sector: Photovoltaic generated DC electricity

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
Energy consumption continues to grow The costs of generation and transmission of energy must come down for the increased consumption to be sustainable Energy must be generated without depleting resources without causing pollution and without ... - Read More

World's most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser

Cascade
Whether it is diagnostic imaging analysis of unknown substances or ultrafast communication terahertz radiation sources are becoming more and more important At the Vienna University of Technology an important breakthrough has been achieved Terahertz waves ... - Read More

Nanodiamonds made under ambient conditions

Diamond
Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric ... - Read More

Persuading light to mix it up with matter

Light, Matter, Matter, Light
Researchers at MIT have succeeded in producing and measuring a coupling of photons and electrons on the surface of an unusual type of material called a topological insulator This type of coupling had been predicted ... - Read More

Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes

Engineering
Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes QD LEDs could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum dots are nano sized ... - Read More

Breakthrough for solar cell efficiency

cell, cell
Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating icy blue glare of car headlights and could be fundamental to the future in solar energy technology Crystals are at the heart of diodes ... - Read More

New multifunctional topological insulator material with combined superconductivity

Most materials show one function for example a material can be a metal a semiconductor or an insulator Metals such as copper are used as conducting wires with only low resistance and energy loss Superconductors ... - Read More

Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared

Light, Light
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared IR spectrum The identification of molecules by sensing their unique ... - Read More

Spinning CDs to clean sewage water

Water, Water, Water
Audio CDs all the rage in the '90s seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk ... - Read More

Toward a truly white organic LED: Physicists develop polymer with tunable colors

Polymer
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor University of Utah physicists were able to tune the plastic like polymer to emit light of different colors a step toward more efficient less expensive and truly ... - Read More

New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices

Ultraviolet, Ultraviolet, Ultraviolet
Commercial uses for ultraviolet UV light are growing and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low cost uses of the technology The ... - Read More

Shining a little light changes metal into semiconductor

Light, Light
By blending their expertise two materials science engineers at Washington University in St Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials just by exposing it to light This image shows how electrons in ... - Read More

Scientists use DNA to assemble a transistor from graphene

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms arrayed in a honeycomb pattern just a single atom thick It could be a better semiconductor than silicon if we could fashion it into ribbons 20 to 50 ... - Read More
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