Quantum Effect Triggers Unusual Material Expansion

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as...

‘Whiskey webs’ are the new ‘coffee ring effect’

Spilled coffee forms a ring as the liquid evaporates, depositing solids along the edge of the puddle. This “coffee ring effect” has fascinated scientists...

Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

When searching through theoretical lists of possible new materials for particular applications, such as batteries or other energy-related devices, there are often millions of...

A nanoscale device to generate high-power Terahertz waves

Researchers have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors. It enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves....

Shifting Dimensions: Exciting Excitons in Phosphorene

Since its discovery in 2014, phosphorene – a sheet of phosphorus atoms only a single atom thick – has intrigued scientists, due to its...

Creating stretchable thermoelectric generators

For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was...

New material developed could help clean energy revolution

Fuel cells and water electrolyzers that are cheap and efficient will form the cornerstone of a hydrogen fuel based economy, which is one of...

Researchers observe ultrafast processes of single molecules for the first time

The head of the Femtosecond Dynamics group at the Institute of Experimental Physics at Graz University of Technology Markus Koch and his team develop new methods...

Researchers use 3D printing, sensors to create models for hydropower testing

Hydropower developers must consider many factors when it comes time to license a new project or renew an existing one: How can environmental impacts...

Compact Beam Steering Research to Revolutionize Autonomous Navigation, AR, Neuroscience

While beam steering systems have been used for many years for applications such as imaging, display, and optical trapping, they require bulky mechanical mirrors...

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