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Scientists propose multifunctional liquid metal nanocapsules
Prof. LI Chaoxu and his coworkers from the Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have proposed multifunctional liquid metal nanocapsules. (2020-09-21)
Great progress for electronic gadgets of the future
A new discovery is an important step towards smaller, more advanced electronics. (2020-09-16)
Energy harvesting goes organic, gets more flexible
The race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves. (2020-09-15)
Understanding electron transport in graphene nanoribbons
New research published in EPJ Plus aims to better understand the electron transport properties of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) and how they are affected by bonding with aromatics - a key step in designing technology such as chemosensors. (2020-09-11)
Recharging N95 masks for continued usage
N95 masks achieve 95% efficiency at filtering out 0.3-micron particles, while maintaining reasonable breathability, thanks to a layer of polypropylene fibers incorporating electrical charges to attract particles. (2020-09-08)
Scientists uncover secret of material for promising thermal imagers
Russian researchers have discovered what makes vanadium dioxide films conduct electricity. (2020-09-07)
'Floppy' atomic dynamics help turn heat into electricity
Materials scientists at Duke University have uncovered an atomic mechanism that makes certain thermoelectric materials such as iron sulfide incredibly efficient near high-temperature phase transitions. (2020-09-04)
Scientists develop low-temperature resisting aqueous zinc-based batteries
A research group led by Prof. LI Xianfeng from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) developed a low-temperature resisting, cost-effective, safe and eco-friendly hybrid electrolyte for aqueous zinc-based batteries. (2020-08-30)
Novel 3D-printed device demonstrates enhanced capture of carbon dioxide emissions
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have designed and additively manufactured a first-of-its-kind aluminum device that enhances the capture of carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuel plants and other industrial processes. (2020-08-24)
The age of the Earth's inner core revised
By creating conditions akin to the center of the Earth inside a laboratory chamber, researchers have improved the estimate of the age of our planet's solid inner core, putting it at 1 billion to 1.3 billion years old. (2020-08-21)
Artificial materials for more efficient electronics
The discovery by a team of the University of Geneva of an unprecedented physical effect in a new artificial material marks a significant milestone in the lengthy process of developing ''made-to-order'' materials and more energy-efficient electronics. (2020-08-18)
Shock to bacteria activates nature's electrical grid
The ocean floor and the ground beneath our feet are riddled with tiny nanowires -- 1/100,000th the width of a human hair -- created by billions of bacteria that can generate electric currents from organic waste. (2020-08-17)
No limit yet for carbon nanotube fibers
Rice University researchers report advances in their quest to make the best carbon nanotube fibers for industry. (2020-08-17)
Scientists unveil nature of active site in nitrogen-doped carbon for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction
A research group led by Prof. DENG Dehui from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) unveiled the nature of the active site in N-doped carbon materials for the electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to CO. (2020-08-12)
Spider silk inspires new class of functional synthetic polymers
Synthetic polymers have changed the world around us. However, It is hard to finely tune some of their properties, such as the ability to transport ions. (2020-08-12)
Inside the ice giants of space
A new theoretical method paves the way to modelling the interior of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune, thanks to computer simulations on the water contained within them. (2020-08-10)
Fabrication advance: Spray-on clear coatings for cheaper smart windows
Researchers have developed a spray-on method for making conductive clear coatings, or transparent electrodes. (2020-08-05)
Superior TNOx/HRGO hybrid anode for lithium-ion batteries
In a paper published in NANO, a team of researchers from Chengdu Development Center of Science and Technology have significantly enhanced the performance of titanium niobium oxides for lithium-ion batteries. (2020-08-04)
Electrochemical doping: researchers improve carbon nanotube transparent conductors
Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Aalto University have discovered that electrochemical doping with ionic liquid can significantly enhance the optical and electrical properties of transparent conductors made of single-walled carbon nanotube films. (2020-07-29)
'Etch-a-Sketching' critical p-n nano-junctions for 2D Semiconductor diode
Elisa Riedo, professor at the New York University (NYU) Tandon school of Engineering led an international team that used thermal scanning probe lithography (t-SPL) to fabricate state-of-the-art ''p-n junctions'' on a single atomic layer of molybdeunum disulfide (MoS2) a transition metal dichalcogenide. (2020-07-28)
A new MXene material shows extraordinary electromagnetic interference shielding ability
Researchers from Drexel University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have discovered a MXene material that presents exceptional electromagnetic interference shielding abilities. (2020-07-23)
Thermal manipulation of plasmons in atomically thin films
Nanoscale photothermal effects can induce substantial changes in the optical response experienced by the probing light, thus suggesting their applications in all-optical light modulation. (2020-07-21)
POSTECH solves the durability issue of hydrogen cars
Professor Yong-Tae Kim's research team improves the durability of automotive fuel cells through selective electro-catalysis. (2020-07-13)
Looking at linkers helps to join the dots
Understanding the optimal process for fabricating coupled nanocrystal solids could help researchers to improve optoelectronics devices. (2020-07-09)
Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing
A team of physicists and chemists has produced the first porous graphene ribbons in which specific carbon atoms in the crystal lattice are replaced with nitrogen atoms. (2020-07-08)
Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity
In an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells, researchers at the University of Michigan have made plastic conductive while also making it more transparent. (2020-07-06)
New high proton conductors with inherently oxygen deficient layers open sustainable future
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), discover a new family of high proton-conducting materials -- 'the hexagonal perovskite-related oxides' -- and shed light on the underlying mechanisms responsible for their conductivity. (2020-07-06)
When metal flows like liquid glass: a technology for producing superplastic wire is proposed
Currently, low-alloy aluminium is widely used in electrical engineering and machine building. (2020-07-06)
Flexible material shows potential for use in fabrics to heat, cool
A new North Carolina State University study finds that a material made of carbon nanotubes has a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that make it an appealing candidate for next-generation smart fabrics. (2020-07-02)
Researchers develop computational model to build better capacitors
Researchers have developed a computational model that helps users understand how changes in the nanostructure of materials affect their conductivity - with the goal of informing the development of new energy storage devices for a wide range of electronics. (2020-07-01)
Macroscopic quantum interference in an ultra-pure metal
As high school students see in experiments with water waves, and we observe and use with light waves in many optical devices, interference is a fundamental property associated with wave-like behavior. (2020-06-26)
Microscopic computers: The wires of the future may be made of molecules
There are physical limits to how powerful computers can become if they are to maintain their size. (2020-06-23)
Extremely low thermal conductivity in 1D soft chain structure BiSeX (X = Br, I)
Researchers found a new sort of simple one-dimensional (1D) crystal structured bismuth selenohalides (BiSeX, X = Br, I) with extremely low thermal conductivity. (2020-06-19)
Simple is best? Simple and universal design for fuel cell electrolyte
Researchers at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully established a universal synthetic design using porous organic polymers (POPs) for fuel cell electrolyte, according to an Editor's choice hot article published in the journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers. (2020-06-18)
Vapor fix lifts up perovskite crystal performance
A facile and mild bromine treatment eliminates surface and bulk defects from perovskites to boost the materials' optoelectronic properties. (2020-06-18)
High performance sodium-ion capacitors based on Nb2O5 nanotubes@carbon cloth
Nb2O5 nanotubes and nanowire-to-nanotube homojunctions were directly grown on carbon cloth (CC) from a simple hydrothermal process by adjusting the pH value and adding pyridine as growth regulator. (2020-06-17)
Minimizing thermal conductivity of crystalline material with optimal nanostructure
Japanese researchers successfully minimized thermal conductivity by designing, fabricating, and evaluating the optimal nanostructure-multilayer materials through materials informatics (MI), which combines machine learning and molecular simulation. (2020-06-12)
Lightning in a (nano)bottle: new supercapacitor opens door to better wearable electronics
Researchers from Skoltech, Aalto University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a high-performance, low-cost, environmentally friendly, and stretchable supercapacitor that can potentially be used in wearable electronics (2020-06-11)
Skoltech researchers use machine learning to aid oil production
Skoltech scientists and their industry colleagues have found a way to use machine learning to accurately predict rock thermal conductivity, a crucial parameter for enhanced oil recovery. (2020-06-10)
How is a metal formed?
Metal is characterized by free electrons which give rise to its high electric conductivity. (2020-06-05)
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