Scientists have discovered how to hide the reflective upper contact and funnel light directly to the semiconductor below. Their findings could lead to a new paradigm in the design and fabrication of solar cells.
A latticework of tiny tubes called microtubules gives your cells their shape and also acts like a railroad track that essential proteins travel on. But if there is a glitch in the connection between train and track, diseases can occur. Researchers reveal for the first time - atom by atom - the structure of one of these proteins bound to a microtubule.
Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide surprised both physicists and engineers, as it revealed features previously unobserved in any other material.
Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices.
Researchers successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast, a frequent parasite in veterinary that affects humans too.
Researchers have examined the effect of ultrafast laser pulses on a low temperature superconducting material. Studying the way that light interacts with the superconductor at room temperature - and the effects of laser pulses on the material - gives insight into the change between metals and insulators.
In an important step toward creating a practical underwater glue, researchers have designed a synthetic material that combines the key functionalities of interfacial mussel foot proteins, creating a single, low-molecular-weight, one-component adhesive.
Researchers have demonstrated a prototype of a single-chip electrochemical sensor for simultaneous detection of multiple ions in fluids. The demonstrator paves the way to small-sized and low-cost detection systems for agriculture, healthcare and lifestyle applications, food quality monitoring and water management.