Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect. Researchers have now found that some crystals have an easier time of making the solid-solid transition, if they take it in two steps.
The quest to create artificial 'squid skin' - camouflaging metamaterials that can 'see' colors and automatically blend into the background - is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week.
Researchers have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas and other technologies.
The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced it is partnering with Graphene Frontiers, LLC, a world leader in the production of graphene for commercial and industrial applications, to develop next generation graphene-based processes, technologies, and techniques that will enable revolutionary innovation in the electronics industry.
The method is facile and easily scalable, which will allow tailoring the physical properties of nanotube networks for use in applications ranging from electronic devices to CNT-reinforced composite materials found in everything from cars to sports equipment.
The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat - literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process designed by chemist Angel Martí and his colleagues.
Researchers have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness. They describe a method that allows for the synthesis of ultrahard fullerite, a polymer composed of fullerenes, or spherical molecules made of carbon atoms.
Einzelne Photonen in einem Quantenpunkt erzeugen und seine Information zerstörungsfrei auslesen: Diese Technologie eröffnet neue Wege in der Quanteninformationsverarbeitung und -übertragung, die für künftige Computeranwendungen wegweisend sein können.