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August 4, 2015

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August 4, 2015

Law Governing Anomalous Heat Conduction Revealed

July 14, 2015 — How heat travels, matters. Yet, there is still no consensus on the exact physical mechanism that causes anomalous heat conduction -- despite the existence of previous numerical simulation, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers have devised a method to deposit a thin layer of hydrogels on the surface of nanoshells designed to absorb infrared light and ... read more

Nanoscale Light-Emitting Device Has Big Profile

July 13, 2015 — Engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Scientists are forging toward tunable carbon-capture materials with a new study that shows how chemical changes affect the abilities of enhanced buckyballs to confine greenhouse gases. In a recent ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new type of material which stores heat energy for a prolonged period, which they have termed a "heat storage ceramic." This new material can be used as heat ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Researchers are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. Falling particle receiver technology is expected to ... read more

Magnetic Hyperthermia, an Auxiliary Tool in Cancer Treatments

July 7, 2015 — Hyperthermia (increase in body temperature) has been used for centuries to combat tumors and reduce their effects. New research aims to use a different system (magnetic nanoparticles) to increase ... read more

July 3, 2015 — If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury.  But how do you effectively wrap that heat around a joint? Now scientists have come up ... read more

New Technology Using Silver May Hold Key to Electronics Advances

July 2, 2015 — Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic support media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Researchers have developed a means of ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers are making better heat exchangers for industrial use using the same plastic as in garbage ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A growing interest in thermoelectric materials -- which convert waste heat to electricity -- and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to ... read more

New Formula Expected to Spur Advances in Clean Energy Generation

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development of ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Using X-rays, scientists measured the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to UV light. They found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays rapidly, harmlessly dissipating the ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A full description of nanoscale thermal transport has defied understanding for decades. In a new study, researchers uncovered a regime of thermal transport near nanoscale structures, where ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the miracle substance -- bringing developers a step ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Researchers have designed a novel metamaterial that buckles on demand. Small structural variations in the material single out regions that buckle selectively under external stress, whereas other ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Materials melt faster when the lines of heat spread through the cold material like the branches of a tree -- and the melting rate can be steadily increased by allowing the tree architecture to freely ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal energy, in contrast to the ... read more

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