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Manipulating light inside opaque layers

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Light propagating in a layer of scattering nanoparticles, shows the principle of diffusion - like tea particles in hot water. The deeper light is penetrating into the layer, the lower the energy densi...

Thin-film solar cells: How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe cells: Concentration of copper plays a crucial role

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGSe) solar cells have the highest efficiency of polycrystalline thin-film solar cells. The four elements comprising CIGSe are vapour-deposited onto a substrate togeth...

Park Systems Global Expansion in AFM Market Includes Appointment of New Executives

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Park Systems, world-leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) announced today the appointments of Charlie Park as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, and Jong-Pil Park as Vice President of Production...

Electrically Conductive Graphene Ink Enables Printing of Biosensors

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, reports on a presentation that describes the development of roll-to-roll gravure printing of biosensors based u...

How to Avoid Foot Amputation in Diabetic Patients?

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and National Autonomous Mexico University develop techniques to treat diabetic foot syndrome with special insoles with silver nano-particles. The technique...

The Graphene Flagship Enters Core One

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
In October 2013 the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) scheme launched the Graphene Flagship. This large scale, international research collaboration is moving fo...

Highlights from the Graphene Flagship

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Notable achievements from the ramp-up phase of the Graphene Flagship - Ramp up phase highlights from the Graphene Flagship The activities of all the Flagship partners are too numerous to list in th...

Adding some salt to the recipe for energy storage materials: Researchers use common table salt as growth template

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
The secret to making the best energy storage materials is growing them with as much surface area as possible. Like baking, it requires just the right mixture of ingredients prepared in a specific amou...

The atom without properties

April 25, 2016 - 7:45am
The microscopic world is governed by the rules of quantum mechanics, where the properties of a particle can be completely undetermined and yet strongly correlated with those of other particles. Physic...

Columbia Engineering-led team advances single molecule electronic DNA sequencing: Researchers achieve real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array--a future platform for precision medicine

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Columbia University, with colleagues at Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report achieving real-time single...

Cleaning up hybrid battery electrodes improves capacity and lifespan: New way of building supercapacitor-battery electrodes eliminates interference from inactive components

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Hybrid batteries that charge faster than conventional ones could have significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability when prepared with a gentle-sounding way of making electrodes.

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary: Compression of experimental data reveals the presence of quantum correlations

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics has a reputation for being mysterious and mathematically challenging. That makes it all the more surprising that a new technique to detect quantum behaviour relies on a familiar tool:...

Researchers develop new semiconducting polymer for forthcoming flexible electronics

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymer semiconductors, which can be processed on large-area and mechanically flexible substrates with low cost, are considered as one of the main components for future plastic electronics. However, t...

NRL reveals novel uniform coating process of p-ALD

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have devised a clever combination of materials -- when used during the thin-film growth process -- to reveal that particle atomic layer depositio...

System creates on-demand 'nanotube forests,' has potential industry applications

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Dynamic optoelectric trapping and deposition of multiwalled carbon nanotubes Avanish Mishra1, Katherine Clayton1, Vanessa Velasco2, Stuart J. Williams2 and Steven T. Wereley1 1Birck Nanotechnolo...

New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly a...

Making electronics out of coal: Instead of burning up this complex hydrocarbon, let's make devices from it

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing...

Nano-magnets produce 3-dimensional images: Wide-view 3-dimensional holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Conventional 3D displays, such as stereo displays with glasses and glass-free autostereoscopic displays, show two-dimensional images for each eye. Therefore, users experience incongruity and eyestrain...

Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery: Renewable energy storage possible thanks to chemical conversions

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. The new battery could become a cost-effective, envi...

What screens are made of: New twists (and bends) in LCD research: X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Liquid crystals, discovered more than 125 years ago, are at work behind the screens of TV and computer monitors, clocks, watches and most other electronics displays, and scientists are still discoveri...