New research describes how a new family of two-dimensional transition metal carbides, known as MXenes, could be used to harvest wasted frictional energy, for example, from muscle contractions during typing or walking.
Engineers have taken an important step toward the creation of a working optical transistor: precisely controlling the mixing of optical signals via tailored electric fields, and obtaining outputs with a near perfect contrast and extremely large on/off ratios.
A team of researchers has developed a non-invasive method of delivering drugs directly to cancerous tissue using magnetic forces, a form of treatment that could significantly reduce the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
'Hairy nanoparticles made with light-sensitive materials that assemble themselves could one day become nano-carriers providing doctors a new way to simultaneously introduce both therapeutic drugs and cancer-fighting heat into tumors.
Researchers have found out how the regularity of polypropylene molecules and thermal treatment affect the mechanical properties of the end product. Their new insights make it possible to synthesize a material with predetermined properties, such as elasticity or hardness.
New research ha revealed that nanocrystals made of cesium lead halide perovskites is the first discovered material which the ground exciton state is 'bright', making it an attractive candidate for more efficient solid-state lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Scientists have been working to develop a new process, which could lead to a new generation of high-definition (HD), paving the way for brighter, lighter and more energy efficient TVs and smart devices.