News - 4 Dec 2020
Barium titanium sulfide (BaTiS3), a crystalline solid, is a poor conductor of heat. It has now been found that the occurrence of a wayward titanium atom simultaneously in two positions is responsible...
News - 3 Dec 2020
Researchers from Lancaster University have analyzed a crystalline material and found it exhibits properties that enable it to harness energy from the sun. Image credit: Santos Hau
News - 26 Nov 2020
A conventional CO2 laser operating around 9.3µm can branch hop from 9.35µm to 9.15µm. This phenomenon is directly linked to the cavity design.
Material absorption varies...
News - 11 Nov 2020
Forget glue, screws, heat or other traditional bonding methods. A Cornell University-led collaboration has developed a 3D printing technique that creates cellular metallic materials by smashing...
News - 11 Nov 2020
Lithium-ion batteries are the major rechargeable power source for many portable devices as well as electric vehicles, but their use is limited, because they do not provide high power output while...
News - 9 Nov 2020
Linkam’s stages are being used by researchers at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron, for temperature and environmentally controlled beamline analysis experiments to...
News - 14 Oct 2020
Steam-assisted oil extraction methods for heavy deposits have long been the focus of attention at Kazan Federal University. In particular, much attention is paid to in-situ combustion...
News - 9 Oct 2020
Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says.
Researchers say the breakthrough could lead to the production of thinner,...
News - 6 Oct 2020
Long known as the hardest of all natural materials, diamonds are also exceptional thermal conductors and electrical insulators.
Now, researchers have discovered a way to tweak tiny needles of...
News - 1 Oct 2020
In the search for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels, one promising solution relies on photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells - water-splitting, artificial-photosynthesis devices that turn sunlight...