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Researchers Create Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers

Researchers Create Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers

Electrically conducting fibers whose electrical conductivity increases by 200 times when stretched have been created by an international team of researchers based at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). [More]
New Chiral Property of Silicon Paves Way for Advanced Photonic Applications

New Chiral Property of Silicon Paves Way for Advanced Photonic Applications

Engineers and physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a new chiral property of silicon. They have demonstrated this property in a silicon-based photonic device that is sensitive to the spin of photons in laser light shone onto one of its electrodes. [More]
Computer Simulations Lead to Production of Material Exhibiting Superlubricity

Computer Simulations Lead to Production of Material Exhibiting Superlubricity

Scientists at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) have identified a material that demonstrates superlubricity at the macroscale. Computer simulations using the Mira supercomputer have helped advance the design for a near-frictionless material. [More]
Hybrid Nano-Photocatalyst Breaks Down BPA Using Visible Light

Hybrid Nano-Photocatalyst Breaks Down BPA Using Visible Light

A research team has developed a new hybrid photocatalyst that utilizes visible light to break down BPAs. This catalyst could be used for safe disposal of BPAs and other similar materials, and for treating water supplies. [More]
Stacked Clay Sheets Help Create Stable Proton-Conducting System

Stacked Clay Sheets Help Create Stable Proton-Conducting System

Associate Professor Jiaxing Huang of Northwestern Engineering has developed a stable proton-conducting system using a stack of clay sheets. This is a cost-effective method and the main ingredient, clay in commonly available. [More]
New Arrangement of Polymers and Fullerenes Enhances Solar Panel Efficiency

New Arrangement of Polymers and Fullerenes Enhances Solar Panel Efficiency

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have tested a new material design that enhances the ability of inexpensive solar panels to collect solar energy and release it in the form of electricity. [More]
Porphyrine-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks Hold Promise for Solar Cells

Porphyrine-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks Hold Promise for Solar Cells

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a new material based on porphyrine metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for photovoltaics. [More]
Argonne and UCLA Develop New Method to Create Magnetic Skyrmion Bubbles at Room Temperature

Argonne and UCLA Develop New Method to Create Magnetic Skyrmion Bubbles at Room Temperature

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed an innovative, simple method for creation of magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature conditions. [More]
UCLA Researchers Develop Three-Metal Compound Nanostructure for Eco-Friendly Fuel Cells

UCLA Researchers Develop Three-Metal Compound Nanostructure for Eco-Friendly Fuel Cells

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have led a team that has used a three-metal compound to create nanostructures, which can produce fuel cells with improved durability and efficiency at a lower cost. [More]
Novel NIST Technique Helps Create Platinum 'Nano-Raspberries' for More Practical Fuel Cells

Novel NIST Technique Helps Create Platinum 'Nano-Raspberries' for More Practical Fuel Cells

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formulated a simple method to produce platinum "nano-raspberries”. "Nano-raspberries” are basically microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the valuable metal. [More]