Physicists have discovered a topological metal, PtSn4 (platinum and tin), with a unique electronic structure that may someday lead to energy efficient computers with increased processor speeds and data storage.
An international team of physicists has discovered that applying a magnetic field to a non-magnetic metal made it conduct 70% more electricity, even though basic physics principles would have predicted the opposite.
Researchers are presenting a new process that, in a single step, allows manufacture of conductive paths that are just a few micrometers in width on flexible foils. As a result, new designs for appliances with flexible or even rollable displays will be possible.
The Biomedical Technologies Work Package will focus on the development of smart implants with therapeutic functionality for specific clinical outcomes in disciplines such as neurology, ophthalmology and surgery.
Researchers believe that the trick to gaining access to the pernicious cellular masses is to give the nanoparticles a new look - and that dressing to impress will be able to get them past the tumor's biological bouncers.
Plants and trees soak up water in the soil by letting it vaporize through pores in the leaves. Scientists have now taken this principle to develop a sweat sensor through which the sweat itself flows at a steady rate and is analyzed.