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Modelling reveals new insight into the electrical conductivity of ionic liquids
New research shows the key role of thermal fluctuations in sustaining the 'relay race' of charges needed to maintain electrical current in room temperature ionic liquids. (2019-06-07)
blu research suggests potential breakthrough in future e-liquid classifications
A new study by Imperial Brands, owners of vape brand blu, suggests that Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD) in-vitro assays can be used to differentiate and classify vape e-liquids, as well as detect allergens potentially present in ingredients. (2019-06-05)
Making a splash is all in the angle
Making a splash depends on the angle of a liquid as it hits and moves along a surface, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. (2019-06-05)
Dowsing for electric fields in liquid crystals
Nematic liquid crystals can be oriented in a curious way termed the 'dowser texture', which is sensitive to external conditions. (2019-06-04)
Stem cell study determines most harmful vape liquids
Novel approach reveals vaping's effect on endothelial cells and the most harmful flavors. (2019-05-28)
E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, Stanford-led study finds
The flavoring liquid for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease when inhaled, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2019-05-27)
First-of-its-kind study in endothelial stem cells finds exposure to flavored e-cigarette liquids, e-cigarette use exacerbates cell dysfunction
There has been a rapid rise in e-cigarette use, but its health effects have not been well-studied and their effect on vascular health remains unknown. (2019-05-27)
Researchers develop new lens manufacturing technique
Researchers from Washington State University and Ohio State University have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help manufacturers avoid the expensive molds required for optical manufacturing. (2019-05-20)
Why are gels elastic?
They're in a range of consumer products -- everything from toothpaste and yogurt to fabric softeners and insoles for shoes. (2019-05-20)
Just like toothpaste: fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells
Solar cells made of perovskite hold much promise for the future of solar energy. (2019-05-13)
A dance of two: Tailoring interactions between remote fluids of excitons
An international collaboration involving European, Israeli, and US scientists realize for the first time strong and directionally dependent interactions in quantum liquids of excitons, which contrasts with the spatial isotropy of the coupling between charged particles. (2019-05-10)
Great chocolate is a complex mix of science, physicists reveal
The science of what makes good chocolate has been revealed by researchers studying a 140-year-old mixing technique. (2019-05-08)
When sand behaves like oil
Sand, coffee grounds and rice behave very differently than water or oil, but under certain conditions they will suddenly exhibit astonishing similarities. (2019-05-08)
Study reveals final fate of levitating Leidenfrost droplets
A new study shows why levitating droplets on hot surfaces eventually explode if they start our large enough. (2019-05-06)
Study reveals how glial cells may play key epilepsy role
In eLife, MIT neuroscientists present a new, detailed accounting of how a mutation in a fly model of epilepsy undermines the ability of glial cells to regulate the balance of ions that neurons need to avoid producing seizures. (2019-04-30)
Bridge over coupled waters: Scientists 3D-print all-liquid 'lab on a chip'
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have 3D-printed an all-liquid ''lab on a chip'' that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications - from making battery materials to screening drug candidates. (2019-04-25)
How light triggers brain activity
Optogenetics uses light to control brain processes. It is based on light-controlled proteins such as channelrhodopsin-2, an ion channel that opens when it's exposed to light, thus activating cellular processes. (2019-04-23)
Defying the laws of physics? Columbia engineers demonstrate bubbles of sand
A recent discovery by Columbia Engineering researchers explains a new family of gravitational instabilities in granular particles of different densities that are driven by a gas-channeling mechanism not seen in fluids. (2019-04-22)
Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation
A new learning system developed by MIT researchers improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. (2019-04-17)
Army scientists lead the way to produce tools for engineering biomolecules
Army scientists have discovered how to build novel synthetic biomolecule complexes that they believe are a critical step towards biotemplated advanced materials. (2019-04-15)
Mystery of negative capacitance in perovskite solar cells solved
EPFL scientists reveal the origin of apparently high and even negative capacitance values observed in perovskite solar cells. (2019-04-05)
Liquid jets break up more readily on a substrate
In a new EPJ E paper, Andrew Dziedzic at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, USA, and colleagues, use computer simulations to study the way liquid filaments break up into smaller droplets. (2019-04-04)
A universal description of non-equilibrium colloid phase separation
A research team at The University of Tokyo simulated phase separation in colloidal suspensions. (2019-04-02)
New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor
Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. (2019-04-01)
How to ice-proof the next generation of aircraft
To prevent ice formation on aircraft during flight, current systems utilize the heat generated by burning fuel, but these high-temperature, fuel-dependent systems cannot be used on the proposed all-electric, temperature-sensitive materials of next-generation aircraft. (2019-04-01)
Peking University makes progress in Materials Genome project by modifying the size of atoms
Pan' group takes a first step towards a novel 'effective atomic size' (EAS) model, which takes into consideration the impact of the types and number of neighboring atoms on the relationship between ionic radii and interatomic distances. (2019-03-26)
Layered liquids arrange nanoparticles into useful configurations
Materials scientists at Duke University have theorized a new 'oil-and-vinegar' approach to engineering self-assembling materials of unusual architectures made out of spherical nanoparticles. (2019-03-26)
UMD-Led researchers' wood-based technology creates electricity from heat
A University of Maryland-led research team has developed a flexible, wood-based membrane that someday could turn body heat into electricity. (2019-03-25)
New research shows highest energy density all-solid-state batteries now possible
Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date. (2019-03-22)
Organic semiconductors: One transistor for all purposes
In mobiles, fridges, planes - transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. (2019-03-21)
Dynamic hydrogel used to make 'soft robot' components and LEGO-like building blocks
A new type of hydrogel material developed by Brown University researchers could soon make assembling complex microfluidic or soft robotic devices as simple as putting together a LEGO set. (2019-03-21)
Study shows pressure induces unusually high electrical conductivity in polyiodide
A study into the effects of high mechanical pressure on the polyiodide TEAI showed that it brings unusually high electrical conductivity starting from insulating state, suggesting that the material may be useful as a switchable semiconductor. (2019-03-19)
NUS researchers create water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities
Inspired by jellyfish, NUS researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. (2019-03-18)
Materials could delay frost up to 300 times longer than existing anti-icing coatings
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering describe for the first time several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, or PSLs, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials. (2019-03-18)
Are we at the limits of measuring water-repellent surfaces
As we develop extremely liquid repellent surfaces, the errors in existing measurement techniques are getting too large (2019-03-14)
X-ray analysis of carbon nanostructures helps material design
Nanostructures made of carbon are extremely versatile: they can absorb ions in batteries and supercapacitors, store gases, and desalinate water. (2019-03-13)
Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma
For the first time, researchers at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have found a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and to observe the temperature where a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state. (2019-03-11)
Researchers report new light-activated micro pump
Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. (2019-03-11)
What causes that peak? Answering a long-standing question for covalent liquids
Researchers at the University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science have demonstrated a link between local structural ordering and scattering pattern features for tetrahedral liquids. (2019-03-01)
Fast, flexible ionic transistors for bioelectronic devices
Columbia researchers have developed the first biocompatible internal-ion-gated organic electrochemical transistor (IGT) that is fast enough to enable real-time signal sensing and stimulation of brain signals. (2019-02-27)
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