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Nano-decorations in nature's subsurface water filter

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:03
How grains of sediment capture - and release - impurities in water.

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Designing a better superconductor with geometric frustration

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:13
Study shows a magnet-controlled 'switch' in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments, altering the properties of the superconductor.

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New graphene bolometer is faster, simpler, and covers more wavelengths

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:05
A better device for measuring electromagnetic radiation.

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MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:50
An international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient conditions.

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Quantum LEGO: building ultracold molecules

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:45
If a coupling mechanism between the atom pair and the molecule exists, one can create a situation in which atom pairs ?resonate? with molecules, thereby clicking together and forming the desired end product.

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Solar cells combining silicon with perovskite have achieved record efficiency of 25.2 percent

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:37
Researchers have combined silicon- and perovskite-based solar cells. The resulting efficiency of 25.2 percent is a record for this type of tandem cell. Their innovative yet simple manufacturing technique could be directly integrated into existing production lines, and efficiency could eventually rise above 30 percent.

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A graphene nanocomposite turbocharge for lithium batteries

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:31
A team of material researchers has succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly suited for electrodes in lithium batteries. The nanocomposite material might help to significantly increase the storage capacity and lifetime of batteries as well as their charging speed.

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Perovskite solar cell technology for exceptional light harvesting under indoor illumination

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:00
The exceptional performance under indoor lighting was achieved by incorporating new solution-processed SnO2/MgO composite electron transport layers between the perovskite semiconductor film and the bottom transparent electrode.

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Tiny defects in semiconductors create 'speed bumps' for electrons

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:26
New technique could improve electronics? energy efficiency by removing the microscopic flaws usually formed during manufacturing.

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Ice on the spin liquid

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:31
Scientists report on the coexistence of liquid and frozen states of electron spins in a magnetic compound under pressure.

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Non-crystal clarity: Scientists find ordered magnetic patterns in disordered magnetic material

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:06
Study relies on high-resolution microscopy techniques to confirm nanoscale magnetic features.

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Physicists create new class of 2D artificial materials

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:56
International team verifies 53-year-old theory on ferroelectric metals; findings could spawn a new generation of multi-functional devices and applications.

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Electrons take one step forward without two steps back

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:54
Scientists use molecular dipoles to accelerate electron transfer in one direction and completely suppress it in the other. This 'holy grail' of energy science could hasten the design of new and superb energy and electronic materials.

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A new way to measure energy in microscopic machines

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:48
New technique enables analysis of how living systems work at small scales.

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Silicon provides means to control quantum bits for faster algorithms

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:21
Quantum bits are now easier to manipulate for devices in quantum computing, thanks to enhanced spin-orbit interaction in silicon.

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Scientist examines radiation damage in nanostructured materials

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:15
An engineering professor examined the potential use of various materials in nuclear reactors in an extensive review article.

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Nanotechnology sensor turns molecular fingerprints into bar codes

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:31
A new sensor system can detect and analyze molecules with very high precision and without needing bulky equipment. It opens the door to large-scale, image-based detection of materials aided by artificial intelligence.

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Nano-Saturn

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:24
Supramolecular complex formation: Anthracene macrocycle and C60 fullerene.

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Scientists go deep to quantify perovskite properties

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:13
Project to study excitons important to next-generation electronics.

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Researchers discover an innovative way to manipulate light in silicon

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:03
By demonstrating a new type of laser that amplifies light with sound waves in a silicon chip, the team's research represents a significant advance in the field of silicon photonics.

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