Scientists report the first durable, flexible cloth that harnesses human motion to generate energy. It can also self-charge batteries or supercapacitors without an external power source and make new commercial and medical applications possible.
A new study finds that new optical materials could serve as the nuts and bolts of future ultra-high-speed optical computing components. These 'nonlinear metamaterials', which possess physical capabilities not found in nature, may be the building blocks that allow major companies like IBM and Intel to move from electronic to optical computing.
Time wise, the NANoREG project is now halfway. After setting the basic conditions for its R+D work, the project now focuses on the generation of reliable and comparable experimental data on the EHS aspects of the selected NANoREG nanomaterials.
Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell.
In a new approach to understand dynamic phase transitions, a joint experimental and theoretical effort was undertaken by a team of scientists, using a novel type of quantum matter in a so-called superradiant state.
Flexible optoelectronic devices that can be produced roll-to-roll are a highly promising path to cheaper devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels. Scientists from TREASORES project present prototype flexible solar cell modules as well as novel silver-based transparent electrodes that outperform currently used materials.
As part of a U.S. Department of Energy effort to showcase new data-handling strategies, scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory demonstrated two pilot projects for modeling and processing large-volume data sets at the SC14 (Supercomputing 2014) conference.
A new technique to produce graphene at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene-based solar cells and light-emitting diodes, large-panel displays, and flexible electronics.
Scientists describe a powerful approach that uses solvated graphene frameworks as the anode material. Assembled in a lithium coin cell, the as-made electrode excelled with capacities surpassing the values of typically used graphite.