The energy efficiency of KAIST's piezoelectric nanogenerator has increased by almost 40 times, one step closer toward the commercialization of flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinitely to wearable, implantable electronic devices.
Taking a step toward much-coveted flexible electronics, an international research team that figured out how to coat an organic material as a thin film - like spreading butter on toast - wanted a closer look at why their spreadable organic semiconductor grew like it did.
Researchers have discovered that ultrasonic waves can be used to grab several microparticles at a time, effectively creating a pair of invisible 'ultrasonic hands' that can move tiny objects, such as cells, under a microscope.
The incorporation of nanoparticles of gold or silver into conventional ink, the same ink as in our ballpoints or pens, is an advanced solution in identifying molecules in fields such as medical diagnosis, biology, the environment, safety, etc.
Due to the delocalization of molecular orbitals valence shell spectroscopy does not allow distinction between individual atoms. Here, the authors show that for photoionization the difference in mass - and hence recoil momentum - between atoms in a diatomic molecule allows site selective emission to be observed.
The University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering will lead a team of researchers from five universities in an ambitious five-year, $6.75 million project to create a new class of quantum devices that will allow communication among quantum computers.
Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for 'hyperbolic metamaterials', ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells.
As part of the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials, the European Commission has announced to launch an impact assessment to identify and develop the most adequate means to increase transparency and ensure regulatory oversight on nanomaterials.
A device created by electrical engineers uses a thin film of vanadium dioxide on a titanium dioxide substrate to create an oscillating switch. When a second similar oscillating system was added, over time the two devices would begin to oscillate in unison. This coupled system could provide the basis for non-Boolean computing.