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New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

Scientists at Bourns College of Engineering of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) have created a new material for lithium-ion batteries that contains sponge-like silicon nanofibers. This paper-like material is over 100X thinner than human hair and could significantly improve the specific energy or the quantity of energy that can be supplied per unit weight of the battery. This latest breakthrough holds promising applications in batteries for personal electronics and electric cars. [More]
Molybdenum Disulfide Has Promise for Extremely High-Temperature Electronics

Molybdenum Disulfide Has Promise for Extremely High-Temperature Electronics

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have collaborated in a study to discover that molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) material may hold promise for producing thin-film transistors for applications in extreme temperature environments. The team has reported the method to manufacture molybdenum disulfide thin-film transistors and their performance at high temperatures to demonstrate the potential of the material for extreme-temperature electronics. [More]
Copper Oxide Substrate Holds Promise for Large-Scale Graphene Production

Copper Oxide Substrate Holds Promise for Large-Scale Graphene Production

Scientists at the University of Groningen have created a breakthrough in producing graphene on an industrial scale without affecting its properties. Graphene has been a "miracle material" when it comes to the manufacture of improved sensors, faster computers and so on. However, producing it on large scale has been a complex task until now. [More]
New Study Reveals Magnetic Nature of Graphene and its Electronic Applications

New Study Reveals Magnetic Nature of Graphene and its Electronic Applications

A research team from the University of California, Riverside has developed a new technique of inducing magnetism in graphene without disrupting graphene’s electronic properties. Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms in a hexagonal lattice, and has many amazing properties. The magnetic properties of graphene have remained controversial due to the lack of strong experimental evidence. In general, upon doping graphene with magnetic impurities, magnetism can be induced in graphene. However, the doping may tend to affect the electronic properties of the material. [More]
Physicists Measure Speed of an Electron Racing Through a Single Layer of Atoms

Physicists Measure Speed of an Electron Racing Through a Single Layer of Atoms

Physicists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Technische Universität München have determined the speed at which an electron races through a single layer of atoms of a crystal lattice. [More]
One of the Largest Semiconductor Companies in Europe Signs Agreement for Multiple Failure Analysis Systems from Oxford Instruments

One of the Largest Semiconductor Companies in Europe Signs Agreement for Multiple Failure Analysis Systems from Oxford Instruments

An agreement has been signed between one of the largest semiconductor companies in Europe and Oxford Instruments for the supply of multiple Failure Analysis (FA) systems, to be installed in its manufacturing sites globally over a period of two years. [More]
ETH Zurich Researchers Develop New Material which has the Potential to Improve Lithium-Ion Battery Capacities

ETH Zurich Researchers Develop New Material which has the Potential to Improve Lithium-Ion Battery Capacities

ETH Zurich material researchers and chemists have designed a glass material that can be employed in lithium-ion batteries as an electrode material. The material is expected to improve the energy density and capacity of batteries. [More]
New Advancements in Multiferroic Materials Paves Way for Development of Next-Generation Electronics

New Advancements in Multiferroic Materials Paves Way for Development of Next-Generation Electronics

North Carolina State University researchers have made significant advancements with regards to multiferroic materials including the ability of integrating them onto a silicon chip, paving the way for the manufacture of new electronic memory devices. Prototypes of the devices have already been created, and are being subjected to testing procedures. [More]
Researchers Advance Promising Lithium-Based Batteries by Mapping Internal Atomic Transformations Using X-Rays

Researchers Advance Promising Lithium-Based Batteries by Mapping Internal Atomic Transformations Using X-Rays

Scientists at Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have successfully mapped internal atomic transformations using X-rays. [More]
Researchers Solve Mysterious Stability of Graphene Oxide Films Using Basic Chemistry

Researchers Solve Mysterious Stability of Graphene Oxide Films Using Basic Chemistry

A research team led by Northwestern University has solved the solubility mystery of graphene oxide (GO) films using basic inorganic chemistry. [More]