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Nanofilm condensers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:01
A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer.
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Researchers shed new light on atomic 'wave function'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:52
High-res technique improves ability to measure a quantum system's essential information.
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Balancing the beam: Thermomechanical micromachine detects terahertz radiation

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:40
Researchers have developed a microelectromechanical device that detects terahertz radiation at room temperature. This device is easy to use, much faster than conventional thermal sensors, highly sensitive, and can be incorporated into detector arrays.
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Self-repairing batteries

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:31
Researchers developed a material which could significantly extend the life of batteries and afford them higher capacities as well.
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Physicists create prototype superefficient memory for future computers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:14
Physicicts have achieved material magnetization switching on the shortest timescales, at a minimal energy cost. They have developed a prototype of energy-efficient data storage devices.
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A new nanocomposite to beat the heat in electronics

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:06
A new nanocomposite promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices.
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Improving carbon-capturing with metal-organic frameworks

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:36
Scientists have greatly improved MOF's gas separation by making the framework's lattice structure rigid.
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Washable, wearable graphene capacitors could be woven directly into clothes

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:22
The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications.
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Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:12
Researchers have used machine learning techniques to accurately predict the mechanical properties of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which could be used to extract water from the air in the desert, store dangerous gases or power hydrogen-based cars.
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Physik Instrumente to host free precision automation conference

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:46
Physik Instrumente (PI) has issued an open invitation to leading technology organisations focused on precision automation to attend a free conference entitled Precision automation for the future, improving speed, accuracy and throughput.
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Weaving carbon nanotube wires into high-performance, wearable supercapacitors

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:30
Researchers have developed a comprehensive approach involving simple and facile steps to fabricate a wearable energy storage device based on carbon nanotube coated cotton yarn. All device components are flexible. According to the team, this is the first device that has been proven to be stable under rigorous washing conditions in the presence of hot water, detergents and high torque (spinning action of washing machine). This provides the device with comprehensive mechanical stability.
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Measuring nanoparticles in medicinal products

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:44
Scientists have reviewed and developed robust methods and procedures for measuring the accurate size of nanoparticles enabled medicinal products in complex biological environments.
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Applying precious metal catalysts economically

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:44
Researchers have developed a new method of using rare and expensive catalysts as sparingly as possible. They enclosed a precious metal salt in outer shells, tiny micelles, and had them strike against a carbon electrode, thus coating the surface with nanoparticles of the precious metal contained in the micelles.
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New coating could have big implications for lithium batteries

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:48
Coating provides extra layer of protection for battery cathodes.
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Taming defective porous materials for robust and selective heterogeneous catalysis

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:40
Precise engineering of defects transforms metal-organic frameworks into selective heterogeneous catalysts for ethylene dimerization without activators or solvent.
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Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:34
An emerging suite of information technologies based on fundamental quantum physics has been given a boost by researchers, who have invented a method to engineer single atomic defects in diamond using laser processing.
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All-perovskite tandem solar cells

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:39
Researchers develop an ultra-high efficiency material called a tandem perovskite solar cell.
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Blood and sweat take training app to the next level

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:06
Microneedle technology takes measurements of blood and sweat with portable electrochemical sensors which can be woven into clothing or worn separately in direct contact with the skin, using an armband for example.
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A new hybrid nanosensor for light, heat and touch

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:04
Inspired by the behaviour of natural skin, researchers have developed a sensor that will be suitable for use with electronic skin. It can measure changes in body temperature, and react to both sunlight and warm touch.
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Freestanding borophene synthesized for the first time

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:17
Borophene, the atomically flat form of boron, differs from graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials in an important way: It can't be reduced from a larger natural form because bulk boron is not naturally layered. While graphite is composed of stacks of atomically thin sheets that can be peeled off one at a time to make graphene, there is no such analogous process for making 2D boron. Or so researchers had thought. Now, however, researchers have synthesized free-standing borophene for the first time and in a scalable manner.
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