With a chemical 'trick', scientists have succeeded in isolating a stable gold carbene complex. They are the first to have created the basis for directly examining the otherwise unstable gold-carbon double bond.
Nano for Security and Defense International Conference (NanoSD2014) will be held in Avila, Spain (September 23-26, 2014). The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss general issues and important impacts of nanotechnology in the development of security and defense.
The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. Researchers developed the porous material to replace the graphite traditionally used in one of the battery's electrodes, as silicon has more than 10 times the energy storage capacity of graphite.
Flatlands Beyond Graphene (FBG) 2014 will bring together world-leading experts in the area of 2D nanomaterials. It will focus on recent advances in controlling and characterising the properties of these materials, with a particular emphasis on electronic, photonic and spintronic applications.
Researchers have designed a miniscule cooling element that uses spin waves to transport heat in electrical insulators. The cooling element could be used to dissipate heat in the increasingly smaller electrical components of computer chips.
Nanoelectronics research center imec, reported today an n-type PERT crystalline silicon solar cell fabricated on a large area wafer reaching a top conversion efficiency of 21.5 percent. This is the highest efficiency achieved for this type of solar cell on an industrial large area wafer size.
Under extremely high pressure conditions oxygen molecules group into quartets and give rise to a 'dance of their magnetic moments'. This results in magnetic properties never previously observed in these conditions and in theory points to the existence of a new phase of the element, called epsilon 1.
The composition of the Prize Committee for the International RUSNANOPRIZE, presented annually for outstanding advancements in the field of nanotechnology, has just been confirmed. This year, the Committee will determine the authors of the most interesting technological development in the area of optics, electronics and photonics.
For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered.