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Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists have combined hydrogen (H2) and deuterium (D2) to produce a new “Phase IV” material in which molecular interaction was found to be different than previously observed. This is the first time Anderson localization from vibrational energy has been noticed during interaction with different masses in a material. [More]

BeSpoon Unveils Tools to Create Multiple Uses For its Ultraprecise 3D, Real-time Location Technology

BeSpoon SAS today unveiled three turnkey system-level development packages that enable companies to integrate 3D real-time location system (RTLS) technology into industrial and consumer products. With these hardware a... [More]
Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

The first direct observation of atoms while in movement inside a bulk material has been made by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). They were able to directly image the movement or diffusion of single dopant atoms inside a material. [More]
PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

Scientists from Purdue University have created a new class of electrically conductive polymers known as PTMA which are likely to revolutionise the manufacture of smart lightweight batteries, ultrathin antiglare coatings and transparent solar cells for the aircraft and electronics markets in a relatively inexpensive manner. [More]
Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 Awarded for the Invention of Blue LEDs

Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 Awarded for the Invention of Blue LEDs

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to the inventors of a new eco-friendly, energy-efficient light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). [More]
Unusual Photoconduction in Semiconductors Paves Way for New Excitonic Devices

Unusual Photoconduction in Semiconductors Paves Way for New Excitonic Devices

An increase in the conductivity of semiconductors such as silicon present in solar cells and computer chips, in the presence of light is a widely accepted principle. MIT researchers have invented a distinct two-dimensional semiconductor which acts as a poor conductor under illumination. The semiconductor is made of a single molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) layer, as thick as three atoms. [More]
Chromium Oxide Filter Improves Energy Efficiency of Mobile Gadgets

Chromium Oxide Filter Improves Energy Efficiency of Mobile Gadgets

A research team from The University of Texas have produced a breakthrough technology in the field of wearable computers with self-sufficient power sources. More immediately this could be used in smartphones to extend their battery life. [More]
Researchers Tweak Band Gap of Solar Cell Compound with Very High Pressure

Researchers Tweak Band Gap of Solar Cell Compound with Very High Pressure

A team of researchers has analyzed a new approach for tuning of gallium arsenide (GaAs). This material possesses natural semiconducting properties. The nanoparticle and nanowire form of GaAs can be used in applications where silicon is being presently used, such as in the manufacture of optoelectronics and solar cells. [More]
Utah Engineers Create Topological Insulators with Large Energy Gap

Utah Engineers Create Topological Insulators with Large Energy Gap

Engineers at the University of Utah have found a new way to produce “topological insulators”, which possess a large energy gap. This study has been led by Feng Liu, a materials science and engineering professor, at the University of Utah. Topological insulators could help develop superfast computers that do not get over heated when performing hi-speed calculations. [More]
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]