Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have reported progress in fabricating advanced materials at the nanoscale. The spontaneous self-assembly of nanostructures composed of multiple elements paves the way toward materials that could improve a range of energy efficient technologies and data storage devices.
A University of Texas at Arlington physics professor has helped create a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current, surpassing earlier methods that used either light or thermal energy, but not both.
Scientists in Spain have succeeded in eliminating infectious bacteria from medical textiles by using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition of nanoparticles and biopolymers under ultrasonic irradiation.
Cell phones as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper. Energy-??storing house paint. Roll-??up touch screen displays. But if any of them is to work, said Northeastern University mechanical and industrial engineering professor Yung Joon Jung, experts also need to create a thin and flexible energy-??storage system. His lab has developed such a system.
Kieler Wissenschaftlerin holt ERC Starting Grant nach Schleswig-Holstein: PhotoSmart heißt das Projekt, das ab Mitte nächsten Jahres mit 1,5 Millionen Euro aus dem Fördertopf des European Research Councils (ERC Starting Grant) gefördert wird.
The first functional 'cloaking' device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn't perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has developed a new design that ties up one of the major loose ends from the original device.
Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a 'supercharged', strongly positive state at energies previously thought too low.