The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny sandwiches made of nanosheets according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University Gurpreet Singh assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ... - Read More
Released 16 Apr 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 17 2015 A potentially game changing ... - Read More
Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high energy conversion efficiencies This has made dielectric elastomers popular for creating devices ... - Read More
Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures ... - Read More
Chemists from Brown University have found a way to make new 2 D graphene like semiconducting nanomaterials using an old standby of the semiconductor world silicon In a paper published in the journal Nanoletters the ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex MESA's silicon fab in October began ... - Read More
Date March 25 2015 Source National Institute for Materials Science NIMS Summary A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group i e water in silicate minerals ... - Read More
Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - Read More
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer sized laser using the thinnest semiconductor available today that is energy efficient easy to build and compatible with existing electronics Lasers play essential roles in countless ... - Read More
Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy The ... - Read More
A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More
A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More
Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron The Platonic solid which was published in the Angewandte Chemie journal is not just aesthetically pleasing it also opens up new perspectives ... - Read More
A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D Inc enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 ... - Read More
Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More
A puzzling observation pursued through hundreds of experiments has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery under certain circumstances droplets of fluid will move like performers in a dance choreographed by molecular physics ... - Read More
Physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed a criterion with which scientists can seek suitable substrate materials for graphene in a targeted way Interactions with the substrate material often lead to a loss of the amazing ... - Read More
With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper diamond is the ultimate heat spreader But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice In particular ... - Read More
Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics with a high energy density no memory effect and only a slow loss ... - Read More
Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More
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