between two glass panes When the window is off the liquid crystals scatter light making the glass opaque The silicon layer absorbs the light and provides the low power needed to align the crystals so ... - Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide SiC power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches The findings could lead to ... - Read More
A team of researchers from Solar Energy Institute at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM are developing a novel system that allows the storage energy in molten silicon which is the most abundant element in Earth's ... - Read More
Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties The device which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances enabling ... - Read More
Sep 29 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels But conventional panels are not without environmental costs too Now scientists are reporting in the Journal ... - Read More
Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More
A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More
Since the 1960s computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography But in the past five years chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light which has required some ingenious modifications ... - Read More
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in ... - Read More
Released 23 Nov 2015 1 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations H Li et al Nature ... - Read More
it began trapping light at a much faster rate In technical terms it transitioned from an indirect band gap material to a direct band gap one Light with photo energy can penetrate indirect band gap ... - Read More
Released 28 Aug 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie International ... - Read More
In an effort that reaches back to the 19th century laboratories of Europe a discovery by University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry The study published ... - Read More
In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More
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
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