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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Sep. 20, 2016 — Flexible thermoelectric devices are especially attractive for waste heat recovery along contoured surfaces and for energy harvesting applications to power sensors, biomedical devices and wearable ... read more

Complex Materials Can Self-Organize Into Circuits, May Form Basis for Multifunction Chips

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today’s silicon-based ... read more

Chemists Report New Insights About Properties of Matter at the Nanoscale

Sep. 14, 2016 — Nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, offering new ... read more

Peculiar Metals? Insulator or Conductor

Sep. 13, 2016 — The electronic energy states allowed by quantum mechanics determine whether a solid is an insulator or whether it conducts electric current as a metal. Researchers have now theoretically predicted a ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — A team of chemists has developed a method to yield highly detailed, three-dimensional images of the insides of batteries. The technique, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), offers an enhanced ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Physicists have, for the first time, succeeded in directly visualizing on small scales how a material abruptly changes its state from conducting to insulating at low temperatures. Researchers thereby ... read more

Couple Solar Panels With Lead-Acid Batteries to Increase Electricity Self-Sufficiency in Households

Sep. 12, 2016 — Couple solar panels with lead-acid batteries to increase electricity self-sufficiency in households, say investigators. Their simulations reveal that the maximum rate of self-sufficiency of solar ... read more

New Chip Could Bring Highest Level of Encryption to Any Mobile Device

Sep. 8, 2016 — Random number generators are crucial to the encryption that protects our privacy and security when engaging in digital transactions such as buying products online or withdrawing cash from an ATM. For ... read more

Wearable Integrated Thermocells Based on Gel Electrolytes Use Body Heat as Power Source

Sep. 6, 2016 — Electronics integrated into textiles are gaining in popularity: Systems like smartphone displays in a sleeve or sensors to detect physical performance in athletic wear have already been produced. The ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Large quantities of fish are consumed in India on a daily basis, which generates a huge amount of fish 'biowaste' materials. In an attempt to do something positive with this biowaste, a ... read more

Sep. 5, 2016 — Carbon nanotubes show potential, but also many challenges, for the manufacture of flexible, wearable electronics, according to a research ... read more

Sep. 5, 2016 — Carbon nanotubes show potential, but also many challenges, for the manufacture of flexible, wearable electronics, according to a new ... read more

A New Technique Opens Up Advanced Solar Cells

Sep. 2, 2016 — Using a novel spectroscopic technique, scientists have made a much-needed breakthrough in cutting-edge ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Engineers have led development of a laser-treatment process that allows them to use printed graphene for electric circuits and electrodes -- even on paper and other fragile surfaces. The technology ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Two scientists have discovered how to get a solid material to act like a liquid without actually turning it into liquid, potentially opening a new world of possibilities for the electronic, optics ... read more

Making the Switch, This Time With an Insulator

Sep. 1, 2016 — Physicists have demonstrated a new approach to low-power computer memory. They've demonstrated a new way to switch magnetic moments -- or direction of magnetization -- of electrons in a thin ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — A research team has developed a printing technique for forming electronic circuits and thin-film transistors (TFTs) with line width and line spacing both being 1 ?m. Using this technique, the ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) form an important class of molecules, which can be regarded as small graphene species and which play a prominent role in the development of organic electronics. ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — A novel 'plastic crystal' has switching properties suitable for memory-related ... read more

Gold from Old Phones Is Real Prospect Thanks to Chemical Advance

Aug. 30, 2016 — Vast quantities of gold could be salvaged from old mobile phones using a simple chemical method, a study ... read more

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