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Modified Fullerenes Alter Electrode Work Function for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Modified Fullerenes Alter Electrode Work Function for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

University of Massachusetts, Amherst researchers have designed a light-weight, highly efficient and easily processable solar cell that can use almost any metal as the electrode, successfully impairing the so-called ‘electrode barrier’. [More]
Trexel’s MuCell Technology Gives New Balance Running Shoes Premium Energy Return for the Highest Performance

Trexel’s MuCell Technology Gives New Balance Running Shoes Premium Energy Return for the Highest Performance

Running shoe manufacturing is a science – blending the right form, function and materials to achieve the highest performance and fit. Trexel has helped New Balance achieve greater performance by incorporating Mucell technology in the development of their running shoe components. [More]
Novel Method for Industrial-Scale Synthesis of Ultrahard Fullerite Material

Novel Method for Industrial-Scale Synthesis of Ultrahard Fullerite Material

A collaborative team of researchers have discovered a novel method for synthesis of ultrahard fullerite material. This material is a polymer made up of fullerenes, which are spherical molecules composed of carbon atoms. [More]
Rigaku Raman Technologies Introduces Handheld Raman Analyser at CPhI Worldwide 2014

Rigaku Raman Technologies Introduces Handheld Raman Analyser at CPhI Worldwide 2014

Rigaku Raman Technologies, a pioneering manufacturer of portable and handheld Raman spectrometers, announced its plans to unveil the advanced handheld Raman analyser – Progeny at CPhI Worldwide 2014. [More]
Researchers Discover Excitonic Dark States in Tungsten Disulfide Monolayers

Researchers Discover Excitonic Dark States in Tungsten Disulfide Monolayers

Excitonic dark states in single atomic layers of tungsten disulfide have been revealed by a Berkeley Lab research team using two-photon excitation spectroscopy, uncovering the reason for the exotic optoelectronic properties of monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials. [More]
Researchers Cool Electrons at Room Temperature Using Nanoscale Structure

Researchers Cool Electrons at Room Temperature Using Nanoscale Structure

Researchers from the University of Texas (UT), Arlington have developed a new technique of cooling electrons to temperatures as low as -228°C at ambient conditions, without external cooling. [More]
Ultra-Thin Synthetic Membranes Developed Without Using Solvents

Ultra-Thin Synthetic Membranes Developed Without Using Solvents

Synthetic membranes are used in a wide range of applications such as determining toxicity in the environment, identifying food contaminants and deadly diseases in body. A research team from Chile has now created a new method of producing ultra-thin membranes by vaporizing off-the-shelf chemicals over silicon surfaces. [More]
Novel Intercalation Technique for Industrial Scale Graphene Manufacture

Novel Intercalation Technique for Industrial Scale Graphene Manufacture

A research team from Penn State University and Shinshu University have discovered a novel intercalation technique in the absence of an oxidizing agent for graphene manufacture, which will enable the wonder material to be produced at the industrial scale. [More]
New Study Provides Insights Into the Friction Properties of Graphene

New Study Provides Insights Into the Friction Properties of Graphene

A study conducted by a research team headed by Qunyang Li, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, has provided new insights into the friction properties of graphene. [More]
TUM Researchers Observe Live Inner Workings of Battery to Solve Lithium Plating Mystery

TUM Researchers Observe Live Inner Workings of Battery to Solve Lithium Plating Mystery

Technische Universität München (TUM) researchers have succeeded in observing the inner functioning of a battery without causing any damage to it. This study has enabled them to solve the lithium plating mystery. [More]