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local-conductivity atomic force microscopy

Conductive or Not – Nano-Switches for Computers of the Future Are...

A team of German and Polish scientists has for the first time mapped the conductivity of metal oxide surfaces at atomic resolution at Forschungszentrum...
flexible screens

Transparent, Conductive Films Promising for Developing Flexible Screens

Researchers have demonstrated large-scale fabrication of a new type of transparent conductive electrode film based on nanopatterned silver. Smartphone touch screens and flat panel...
battery

Scientists Discover How a Pinch of Salt Can Improve Battery Performance

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into...
Rewritable Wires

Rewritable Wires Could Mean No More Obsolete Circuitry

The Science Updating, rather than replacing, outdated circuits in tiny sensors would reduce cost and waste. The unusual electronic properties of ferroelectric domain walls could...
nanotubes

Touchy Nanotubes Work Better When Clean

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, and scientists at Rice...
thermal-conductivity

Researchers Solve ‘Four-Phonon’ Thermal-Conductivity Obstacle Key to Tech Applications

New findings have solved a longstanding obstacle in research to understand the effects of heat conduction in solid materials, a critical issue in many...
balancing

A Catalytic Balancing Act

Balance forms the foundation for a happy life or a healthy diet. For scientists working to design new catalysts to create renewable energy, balancing...
nanocompositevideo

‘Graphene-Like’ Nanocomposite Battery Boost for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and...
Thermoelectric Power Generation

Thermoelectric Power Generation at Room Temperature: Coming Soon?

Thermoelectric (TE) materials could play a key role in future technologies. Although the applications of these remarkable compounds have long been explored, they are...
battery

Development of Safer, More Reliable Compact All-Solid-State Lithium Secondary Batteries

Researchers: Kunimitsu Kataoka, Senior Researcher, Junji Akimoto, Leader, and Jun Akedo, Director, the Advanced Coating Technology Research Center Point The researchers have grown a single crystal...
microfilaments

Many More Bacteria Have Electrically Conducting Filaments

Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically conducting microfilaments or “nanowires” in...
radar

Fujitsu Technology Bonds Single-crystal Diamond and SiC at Room Temperature; Enables...

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced development of the world's first technology for bonding single-crystal diamond to a silicon carbide (SiC)(1) substrate...
nano carbon

Simple and Easy Formation of High-Purity Thin Films of Nano-Carbon Materials...

AIST has developed a technology to easily manufacture high-purity thin films simply by irradiating a dispersion of nano-carbon materials with light. Patterning is possible...
carbon nanotube

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Pure Carbon-Nanotube Sheets with World’s Top Heat-Dissipation Performance

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the successful development of a high-thermal-conductive carbon-nanotube sheet with the world's top heat dissipation performance. The sheet is composed...
transparent conductors

Discovery Points the Way to Better and Cheaper Transparent Conductors

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a discovery that could improve the conductivity of a type of glass coating which is used...
solar thermal

SJTU Team Develops Solar-thermal Energy Storage Materials & Technology

Recently, the internationally renowned academic journal the Nature Communications published the latest research results of Deng Tao and his team from SJTU School of...
nanotubesvideo

Fine Felted Nanotubes

Porous ceramics are produced at high temperatures, as shown here by the coalescence of the four-pronged particles, which join together like fine snowflakes that...
Organic semiconductors

Breakthrough Could Launch Organic Electronics Beyond Cellphone Screens

The research, published Nov. 13 in the journal Nature Materials, focuses on organic semiconductors, a class of materials prized for their applications in emerging...
organic electronics

Advancing the Path to Organic Electronics Beyond Cell Phone Screens

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way...
antenna

Optically Tunable Microwave Antennas for 5G Applications

Conventional antenna tuning is performed with diodes or Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) switches. However, these approaches have significant drawbacks as systems become more complex and...