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One step closer to reality: Devices that convert heat into electricity: Composite material yields 10 times -- or higher -- voltage output

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their technique work in a form more suitable to industry.

Nanowire 'inks' enable paper-based printable electronics: Highly conductive films make functional circuits without adding high heat

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
By suspending tiny metal nanoparticles in liquids, Duke University scientists are brewing up conductive ink-jet printer "inks" to print inexpensive, customizable circuit patterns on just about any sur...

Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model

January 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Topological insulators, an exciting, relatively new class of materials, are capable of carrying electricity along the edge of the surface, while the bulk of the material acts as an electrical insulato...

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market

January 7, 2017 - 7:45am
v ST smart MEMS sensors with on-board pedometer extend battery life of devices hosting always-on activity-tracking apps v Already designed into several smartphones to enable the social fitness fe...

Distinguishing truth under the surface: electrostatic or mechanic

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Through a novel approach, we provide a method to decouple one of the major problems into KPFM/EFM advanced modes, the mechanical crosstalk. The idea is simple, we will use KPFM/EFM to acquire an imag...

Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impuritie...

Diamonds are technologists' best friends: Researchers from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have grown needle- and thread-like diamonds and studied their useful properties

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have obtained diamond crystals in the form of a regular pyramid of micrometer size. Moreover, in cooperation with co-workers from other Russian an...

Researchers produced nitrogen doped bimodal cellular structure activated carbon

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Cellular activated carbon, a new type of activated carbon we prepared, is based on carbon foams, the inner surfaces of which are activated physically by CO2 to generate an available surface made up of...

Researchers fabricate high performance Cu(OH)2 supercapacitor electrodes

January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from Tufts University in Medford, MA have put together a review article, which discusses recent developments in stimuli-responsive membranes with an emphasis on membranes manufac...

Investigations of the skyrmion Hall effect reveal surprising results: One step further towards the application of skyrmions in spintronic devices

January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made another important breakthrough in the field of future magnetic storage devices. A...

PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia

January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
The European Commission Funded, FP7 PCATDES Project has commenced Field Testing of its latest photocatalytic reactor in early December 2016. The Project’s objective is to research and create a soluti...

Nanomechanics Inc. Continues Growth in Revenue and Market Penetration: Leading nanoindentation company reports continued growth in revenues and distribution channels on national and international scales

January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of innovative tools for industry and academia that are designed to understand, evaluate, and test the mechanical performance of materials at the micro- and nano...

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology: New research reveals intrinsic instability issues of iodine-containing perovskite solar cells

January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it.. There is a need fo...

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

January 2, 2017 - 1:25pm
Writing in an experimental paper, published in the International Journal of Nanotechnology, the researchers were surprised to find a number of physical properties of water change their behaviour betwe...

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

January 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University's College of Engineering.

Nanometrics to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference

December 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Confe...

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures: New technique leverages controlled interactions across surfaces to create self-assembled materials with unprecedented complexity

December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Building nanomaterials with features spanning just billionths of a meter requires extraordinary precision. Scaling up that construction while increasing complexity presents a significant hurdle to the...

New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory

December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Traditional computer memory, known as DRAM, uses electric fields to store information. In DRAM, the presence or absence of an electric charge is indicated either by number 1 or number 0. Unfortunately...

Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source: Osaka University researchers develop efficient 'green' hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in air

December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Hydrogen gas is a promising alternative energy source to overcome our reliance on carbon-based fuels, and has the benefit of producing only water when it is reacted with oxygen. However, hydrogen is h...

Going green with nanotechnology

December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and...