Scientists found out the mathematical method to calculate the temperature at which single walled carbon nanotubes become superconductors and developed a way to increase it thus opening new prospects for superconductive materials applications.
Researchers have experimentally demonstrated how to harness a property called negative capacitance for a new type of transistor that could reduce power consumption, validating a theory proposed in 2008.
A new study describes processes from the field of biology that utilize biofilms as ?construction workers? to create structural templates for new materials that possess the properties of natural materials.
Researchers have found that the transfer of triplet excitons from nanomaterials to molecules also creates a feedback mechanism that returns some energy to the nanocrystal, causing it to photoluminesce on long time scales. The mechanism can be adjusted to control the amount of energy transfer, which could be useful in optoelectronic applications.
By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment. The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and human patients.
A 'quantum material' that mimics a shark's ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey has been shown to perform well in ocean-like conditions, with potential applications from defense to marine biology.