In an effort to better understand the challenges stalling the electric car, an international research team has been investigating batteries and battery materials and have revealed a new underlying mechanical interaction that occurs during the carbon coating process.
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a new technique that uses adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP), the so-called 'energy molecule', to trigger the release of anti-cancer drugs directly into cancer cells.
CEA-Leti announced today it has fabricated ultra-scaled split-gate memories with gate length of 16nm, and demonstrated their functionality, showing good writing and erasing performances with memory windows over 6V.
3D IC stacking is the most promising way to extend the limit of the miniaturization of large-scale-integration of 2D circuits on Si chips. A new paper discussed some major metallurgical challenges in microelectronic 3D IC packaging technology. It provides a deep insight of the further efforts needed in developing this technology.
A tiny silicon chip designed by Caltech researchers eliminates the need for bulky and expensive lenses, and instead projects the image electronically by 'bending the light' with no mechanically moving parts.
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently discovered an unanticipated factor in the performance of polymer-based solar devices that gives new insight on how these materials form and function.
Researchers are developing a disease diagnostic system that offers results that could be read using only a smart phone and a $20 lens attachment. This new device relies on specific chemical interactions that form between something that causes a disease - a virus or bacteria, for example - and a molecule that bonds with that one thing only, like a disease-fighting antibody.
Scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices - too small to see without a microscope - use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules, holding them in position so that the activity of receptors and other biochemical activity can be studied.
A team of physicists has mapped the inner atomic workings of a compound within the mysterious class of materials known as spin-orbit Mott insulators. The findings confirm the properties that theorists predict could lead to discoveries in superconductivity, the topological phases of matter and new forms of magnetism.