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Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Outokumpu material experts, in collaboration with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, in Germany, are working towards developing future-oriented stainless steel solutions. The recent invention is a new battery pack designed specifically for electric vehicles. [More]
Atom-Sized Magnet Paves Way for Futuristic Data Storage in Computers

Atom-Sized Magnet Paves Way for Futuristic Data Storage in Computers

A team of researchers from EPFL have constructed a single-atom magnet that possesses the highest stability to-date. The innovation will enable the scalable production of miniature magnetic storage devices. [More]
Sandia-led Researchers Develop New Way to Make Magnetic Material That Could Lead to Better Iron Nitride Transformers

Sandia-led Researchers Develop New Way to Make Magnetic Material That Could Lead to Better Iron Nitride Transformers

A Sandia-led team has developed a way to make a magnetic material that could lead to lighter and smaller, cheaper and better-performing high-frequency transformers, needed for more flexible energy storage systems and widespread adoption of renewable energy. [More]
New-Structure Magnetic Memory Device Stores Information Without Power Supply

New-Structure Magnetic Memory Device Stores Information Without Power Supply

Researchers at Tohoku University have used a new scheme of spin-orbit-torque-induced (SOT-induced) magnetization switching to develop a unique magnetic memory device that can store data without power supply. The study was headed by Professor Hideo Ohno and Associate Professor Shunsuke Fukami of Tohoku University. [More]
ORNL Discovery Could Potentially Replace Silicon for Semiconductors

ORNL Discovery Could Potentially Replace Silicon for Semiconductors

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a new processing technique for two-dimensional (2D) electronic devices. This new technique has the potential to reduce the power consumption of the devices, and to increase their efficiency and mechanical flexibility. [More]
Panasonic’s High Dielectric Constant Encapsulation Material for Finger-Print Sensor Packages

Panasonic’s High Dielectric Constant Encapsulation Material for Finger-Print Sensor Packages

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has commercialized an encapsulation molding compound having a high dielectric constant (Dk) that is suitable for finger-print sensor packages to be incorporated in mobile devices, and will start full-scale mass production of the product in April 2016. This material helps improve the performance as well as reduce the size and thickness of packages for finger-print sensors. [More]
New Method to Improve Insulating Properties of Perovskite Oxynitrides for Making Safer Ceramic Capacitors

New Method to Improve Insulating Properties of Perovskite Oxynitrides for Making Safer Ceramic Capacitors

Scientists from Hokkaido University and the multinational Japanese electronics company TDK Corporation have discovered a new process to enhance the insulating properties of oxynitride perovskite SrTaO2N. This material could potentially be used as a ceramic capacitor. [More]
Scientists Demonstrate First Practical Laser Grown Directly on Silicon Substrate

Scientists Demonstrate First Practical Laser Grown Directly on Silicon Substrate

A group of researchers from the UK, including academics from Cardiff University, has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate. [More]
Physicists Create New Material that Can Control Excitons

Physicists Create New Material that Can Control Excitons

A team of physicists from the University of California, San Diego and The University of Manchester is creating tailor-made materials for cutting-edge research and perhaps a new generation of optoelectronic devices. The materials make it easier for the researchers to manipulate excitons, which are pairs of an electron and an electron hole bound to each other by an electrostatic force. [More]
Scientists Harness Static Electricity to Control Chemical Reactions

Scientists Harness Static Electricity to Control Chemical Reactions

For the first time, static electricity has been harnessed by researchers to control chemical reactions. This breakthrough achievement could pave the way for cheaper nanotechnology and cleaner industry. The researchers applied an electric field as a catalyst for the Diels-Alder reaction, a common reaction, and were able optimize its reaction rate by a factor of five. [More]