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Squeezing out new science from material interfaces

By applying extreme pressure in a diamond anvil cell to metal films on diamond, researchers have now determined the physical process dominating this unexplained heat flow, which has implications for understanding and improving heat flow between any two materials.

Mar 6th, 2015

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New nanomaterials will boost renewable energy

Using carbon composites with a porous structure to increase surface area and nanotubes to enhance conductivity, research demonstrates that these nanomaterials are able to catalyse oxygen reduction as efficiently as the state-of-the-art non-precious metal catalysts - and with a longer stability.

Mar 6th, 2015

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Heat in graphene propagates as a wave

Researchers have shed new light on the mechanisms of thermal conductivity in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have demonstrated that heat propagates in the form of a wave, just like sound in air.

Mar 6th, 2015

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Temperature behaves in strange and unexpected ways in graphene

A collaboration of physicists and chemists has discovered that temperature behaves in strange and unexpected ways in graphene, a material that has scientists sizzling with excitement about its potential for new technological devices ranging from computing to medicine.

Mar 6th, 2015

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Skyrmions get a sonic touch

The use of sound waves to probe nanoscale magnetic whirls called skyrmions could help to develop next-generation memory and data storage technology.

Mar 6th, 2015

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Spinning cotton into capacitive yarn

While the pattern for making a wearable fabric battery has already been laid out, it's now time to select the threads that will turn a textile into an energy storage device.

Mar 5th, 2015

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