Researchers have demonstrated a self-powered acceleration sensor based on liquid metal triboelectric nanogenerator, which was composed of an inner liquid metal droplet (mercury) and an outer acrylic shell.
In a nanoscale photodetector that combines a unique fabrication method and light-trapping structures, a team of engineers has overcome obstacles to increasing performance in optoelectronic devices - like camera sensors or solar cells - without adding bulk.
Achieved through defects-mediated diffusion in the particle, the discovery could one day lead to development of micro- and nano-robots capable of self-repair; mechanically stable and damage-tolerant components and devices; and targeted drug delivery.
Researchers have combined novel nanowires with a high-quality interface to other required materials on a chip. This allows for bullet-like collisionless quantum transport of charges through the nanowires: a requirement for larger-scale Majorana-based experiment.