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.
Researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University and Research Institute of Petroleum Industry developed the technical know-how for the process of dry combination conversion and methane partial oxidation by synthesizing perovskite nanocatalysts through sol-gel method.
A new way to make glass has been discovered by a collaboration of researchers at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bristol using a method that controls how the atoms within a substance are arranged around each other.
The electronics of the future could use molecules to do their arithmetic. The tiny particles could then take over the tasks which are presently done by silicon transistors, for example. Researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have used a nanowire which could potentially conduct current between molecular transistors or different components.
Gold, silk and graphite may not be the first materials that come to mind when you think of cutting-edge technology. Put them together, though, and you've got the basic components of a new ultra-thin, flexible oral sensor that can measure bacteria levels in the mouth.