Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that only are not only carbon neutral but carbon negative,...
Carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes improve metal’s longevity under radiation

Aluminum used in nuclear reactors and other harsh environments may last longer with new treatment.

New ways of looking at glass-to-metal seals 

Components housed in stainless steel for protection against extreme environments seen in the aerospace and defense industries require paths for electricity to power them...

Rapid and energy-efficient production of lightweight components

When consolidating carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), individual layers of fibers and plastic connect to each other under pressure and high temperatures to form...
Cyanuric acid

From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial

Could a cheap molecule used to disinfect swimming pools provide the key to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterials?

Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles to Form “Diamond” Superlattices

Using  bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics...
solar-powered battery

Stanford engineers use rust to build a solar-powered battery

Heating simple metal oxides, like rust, could become the foundation for a solar technology that would make and store electricity by separating the hydrogen and oxygen atoms that make up water.
solar cells

Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Ultrathin, flexible photovoltaic cells from MIT research could find many new uses.

A quantum leap for the next generation of superconductors

EU-funded scientists have shown how superconductors can work at higher temperatures, opening the door to numerous new industrial applications.
nanotech fibre

New nanotech fibre technique to light up European industry

A new cost-effective method of fabricating high quality light-emitting fibres could benefit sectors ranging from sensors to wearable smart devices.
Paint-on Coating

Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

Low-cost coating would disrupt the building retrofit market and potentially save billions in electricity.
quantum dot

Quantum dot solids: This generation’s silicon wafer?

Just as the single-crystal silicon wafer forever changed the nature of electronics 60 years ago, a group of Cornell researchers is hoping its work...
neutron diffraction

Making Military Vehicle Armor Stronger and Safer with Neutrons

Ensuring the stable structure of any vehicle requires strong welds. Researchers from many different fields have studied ways to avoid weaknesses in vehicle welds;...
Radiation-Sensitive Material

Researchers Learn to Tune Mechanical Properties of Radiation-Sensitive Material

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at North Carolina State University has developed a composite material that emits light and heat when exposed to specific...
galaxy, biology of materials, osteoporosis, hydrogen

Physicists discover new laws governing the “developmental biology of materials”

When one atom first meets another, the precise nature of that interaction can determine much about what kinds of physical properties and behaviours will...
chiral graphene

Researcher’s chiral graphene stacks break new ground

Hands and feet are two examples of chiral objects – non-superimposable mirror images of each other. One image is distinctly “left-handed,” while the other...
carbon nanotube

Cryptography gets a boost with nanotechnology

How carbon nanotubes’ purity and positioning imperfections hold the key to new advances in cryptography 
selective laser sintering platform

Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder

Rice bioengineers make open-source laser sintering printer for biomaterials fabrication

Scientists studying the effects of nano materials on human health

Researchers from JRC have recently developed a multi-omics approach for the assessment of potential human health risks of nanomaterials used e.g. in consumer products...
EUV photoresist

Imec, Inpria and TEL demonstrate integrated fab process for metal-oxide EUV photoresist

At this week’s SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference, nanoelectronics research center imec, Inpria, a company pioneering high performance EUV photoresists, and TEL, a semiconductor/flat panel...