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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

July 7, 2016 — A new study look into the quest for sustainable fuel, and how solar energy can be transformed into exactly this. The new procedure uses the sun's thermal energy to convert carbon dioxide and ... read more

Researchers Report Record Performance for Bismuth-Based Zintl Material

July 7, 2016 — An international team of researchers has reported record thermoelectric performance from rarely studied bismuth-based Zintl phases, work that could lead to a new class of thermoelectric material. The ... read more

July 6, 2016 — From a single ester, the same chemical process can create either an alcohol or multiple esters by slightly tweaking the reaction conditions, explain scientists in a new ... read more

Integrated Trio of 2-D Nanomaterials Unlocks Graphene Electronics Applications

July 5, 2016 — A new article describes the development of the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material. The new technology ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Graphene has emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional crystals, but the future of electronics may include two other nanomaterials, according to a new study. In new research, the ... read more

Why Planes Freeze

June 21, 2016 — Researchers have learned more about the role of droplet size impact in aircraft icing to improved safety. The work points to a different icing mechanism at work than previously ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel ... read more

Graphene-Based Thermal Modulators

June 17, 2016 — Squeezing graphene is a way to control its heat conduction, paving the way to harvesting waste heat for ... read more

June 16, 2016 — A team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling and waste energy ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Nonlinear effects in graphene membranes can be used for next-generation ICT, report scientists. The discovery paves the way for the application of graphene mechanical resonators in telecommunication ... read more

Bioactive Film Improves How Implants Bond With Bone in Animal Study

June 15, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. The advance ... read more

June 15, 2016 — By more completely capturing the dynamics of plasma turbulence across an unprecedented range of spatial and temporal scales, researchers have reproduced experimental levels of heat loss observed ... read more

Hotter All the Way: Lithium Wall Contains Plasma Without Cooling It

June 15, 2016 — You may have known lithium from its role in rechargeable batteries, but did you know it may be a vital in fusion reactors? These reactors require walls that don’t sputter out metals or overly cool ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Scientists have examined thin films of Dysprosium-Cobalt sputtered onto a nanostructured membrane at BESSY II. They showed that new patterns of magnetization could be written in a quick and easy ... read more

Cereal Science: How Scientists Inverted the Cheerios Effect

June 13, 2016 — Liquid drops on soft solid surfaces interact by an 'inverted Cheerios effect', which can be tweaked so that the droplets move towards or away from each other, according to an international ... read more

June 13, 2016 — A research team in Japan discovered through numerical calculations that nanoparticles of transition metal nitrides and carbides absorb sunlight very efficiently, and confirmed experimentally that ... read more

June 10, 2016 — Up until now, capturing an image of a prostate cancer has been difficult because prostate tissue and tumor tissue are so similar. Precise, non-invasive surgical treatment has proved difficult as a ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Chemists have synthesized a stable and long-lasting carbon-based molecule that, they say, potentially could be applicable in solar cells and electronic ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a novel way to significantly increase the amount of sunlight that a solar absorber can convert into heat. By converting more of the solar energy that reaches Earth’s ... read more

June 6, 2016 — Microorganisms can better withstand the heavy metal uranium when glutathione is present, a molecule composed of three amino acids. Scientists have now demonstrated this resilience by closely ... read more

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