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How graphene could cool smartphone, computer and other electronics chips

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00
With graphene, researchers have discovered a powerful way to cool tiny chips - key components of electronic devices with billions of transistors apiece.

Plugging leaks in printable logic

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00
Self-assembling thin films make it possible to produce flexible electronic devices using a single plastic transistor.

Electrocrystallization: Breakthrough in gold nanoparticle research

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Research team discovers how to prepare high-quality crystals formed of gold nanoparticles.

Transforming greenhouse gas CO2 into carbon nanotubes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
In two new studies, researchers show that cement plants can have their carbon dioxide exhaust eliminated while co-producing carbon nanotubes. They demonstrate that with their C2CNT (carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes) process, a wide portfolio of tailored carbon nanotubes, such as those with...

Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens, metamaterials

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down by scientists, and it could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made.

Towards super-efficient, ultra-thin silicon solar cells

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Researchers optimize nanophotonic light trapping.

Imprinting nanopatterns in metals with diamonds

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Materials scientists are imprinting nano-patterns in metals, a technology that could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality, like a lotus effect or reduced frictional properties.

Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
Researchers have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionize the way we search for, design and produce new materials.

A groundbreaking process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
Discovery could greatly improve energy-efficiency of separation and purification processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries.

A golden discovery for wearable technology

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold.

Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:00
Researchers report a flexible approach to produce Fe nanocubes as building blocks for high-performance NO2 gas sensor devices, and hybrid FeAu nanocubes with magneto-plasmonic properties.

Nanomaterial risk assessment frameworks and tools evaluated

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:00
A recent study has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard...

Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
In a significant advance, particularly within the microelectronics realm, engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.

2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
Whitman, Lloyd J. and Henderson, Lori A. and Meador, Michael A. and Friedersdorf, Lisa E. and Standridge, Stacey and Thomas, Treye and Howard, John and Biaggi-Labiosa, Azlin M. and Madsen, Lynnette D. and Cannizzaro, Chris and Jillavenkatesa, Ajit and Bobalek, John F.. National Science and...

MIT awarded UNESCO Medal for contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnologies

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:00
MIT has been honored with the UNESCO Medal for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)....

A new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:00
Scientists have demonstrated a new polysulfide entrapping strategy that greatly improves the cycle stability of Li-S batteries.

Towards mastering terahertz waves with graphene

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:00
Scientists have perfected a technique based on the usage of graphene, that allows for terahertz waves to be controlled accurately, paving the way for numerous applications.

Textile-based wearable electronics and fashion displays

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 14:00
Based on actual fabrics and fibers, highly durable and high-luminance light-emitting clothes were realized. An era of wearable and fashionable displays is expected to arrive soon.