Nanotech

Tiny Gold Specks Can Generate Hydrogen From Water 4 Times More Efficiently Than We Can Now

And store solar energy.<p>Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently …

Research

Molecular electronics to overcome Moore's Law shortfall?

A team of Australian and international researchers are exploring the use of molecular electronics to overcome barriers to cramming more processing …

Technology (Australia)

Microfluidic-based flexible reflective multicolor display

Article |<p>Open | Published: 16 July 2018<p>Kazuhiro Kobayashi &<br>• Hiroaki Onoe<p><i>Microsystems & Nanoengineering</i><b>volume 4</b>, Article number: 17 (2018) | Download …

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X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug delivery

Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in …

Cancer

3D printed optics with nanometer scale surface roughness

Article |<p>Open | Published: 16 July 2018<p>Nina Vaidya &<br>• Olav Solgaard<p><i>Microsystems & Nanoengineering</i><b>volume 4</b>, Article number: 18 (2018) | Download Citation<p>…

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Dissecting spin-phonon equilibration in ferrimagnetic insulators by ultrafast lattice excitation

Abstract<p>To gain control over magnetic order on ultrafast time scales, a fundamental understanding of the way electron spins interact with the …

Quantum Physics

Domain Meissner state and spontaneous vortex-antivortex generation in the ferromagnetic superconductor EuFe2(As0.79P0.21)2

• L. N. Bulaevskii,<br>• A. I. Buzdin,<br>• M. L. Kulić,<br>• S. V. Panjukov<p>, Coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism theoretical predictions and experimental …

Nanotech

New nanotechnology research could lead to massive improvements in EV battery capacity

<b>Why it matters:</b> One of the most significant problems today's electric vehicles face is limited range. Tesla's cars can often travel upwards of 250 …

Electric Vehicles

Slippery when dry

Anyone who has ever taken their car in for an oil change recognizes the importance of reducing the friction that arises when steel touches …

Engineering

Organic electronics for neuromorphic computing

Review Article | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Yoeri van de Burgt ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3472-0148,<br>• Armantas Melianas ORCID: …

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For Its Next Trick, Graphene Helps Control Water Evaporation

"Miracle material" graphene (via seagul/Pixabay)<p>New research suggests a graphene coating may help control the water evaporation process from various …

Geek

Researchers develop first-of-its-kind optic isolator

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have constructed a first-of-its-kind optic isolator based on resonance of light waves on a …

Engineering

Co 6 Se 8 (PEt 3 ) 6 superatoms as tunable chemical dopants for two-dimensional semiconductors | npj Computational Materials

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Co6Se8(PEt3)6 superatoms as tunable chemical dopants for two-dimensional semiconductors<p>Arthur C. Reber ORCID: …

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Indian scientists find faster way to fabricate flexible micro-supercapacitors

Team of researchers at IISc<p>Flexible, lightweight and highly efficient micro-supercapacitors have been developed by Indian scientists, for potential …

Science (India)

Addressable electron spin resonance using donors and donor molecules in silicon

• B. E. Kane<p>, A silicon-based nuclear spin quantum computer.Nature 393, 133–137 (1998).<p>M. Steger,<br>• K. Saeedi,<br>• M. L. W. Thewalt,<br>• J. J. L. Morton,<br>• H. …

Quantum Physics

Magnon scattering in the transport coefficients of CoFe thin films

Author(s): S. Srichandan, S. Wimmer, S. Pöllath, M. Kronseder, H. Ebert, C. H. Back, and C. StrunkResistivity ρ, thermopower S, and thermal …

Physics

Focus: Glue or Ink Improves Soft Metal Cuts

July 13, 2018• <i>Physics</i> 11, 72<p>Coating a soft metal with any compound that adheres leads to smoother cuts because the coating makes the surface …

BareMetal

Traditional Japanese technique allows 3D nanoscale gold structures to manipulate light

Described in the Science Advances journal in a paper titled "Nano-kirigami with giant optical chirality", the technique relies solely on the ion beam …

Breakthroughs

Improving the efficiency of rear emitter silicon solar cell using an optimized n-type silicon oxide front surface field layer

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Sangho Kim,<br>• Jinjoo Park,<br>• Pham Duy Phong,<br>• Chonghoon Shin,<br>• S. M. Iftiquar &<br>• Junsin Yi<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, …

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Nanotech patch makes light-up medical tests 100x brighter

Researchers have developed a high-tech fix that uses metal nanostructures to increase the fluorescence intensity by 100 times in diagnostic tests. …

Health

Reinvestigation of the rotation effect in solid $^{4}\mathrm{He}$ with a rigid torsional oscillator

Author(s): J. Choi, T. Tsuiki, D. Takahashi, H. Choi, K. Kono, K. Shirahama, and E. KimWe reexamined the rotation-induced effect observed in solid …

Nanotech

Controlling the manufacture of stable aerogels

Kyoto University researchers have developed a new approach to control the fabrication of soft, porous materials, overcoming a primary challenge in …

Fabrication

Material-Independent Mechanochemical Effect in the Deformation of Highly-Strain-Hardening Metals

Soft and highly-strain-hardening metals such as iron, aluminum, and tantalum, often called “gummy,” are notoriously difficult to cut. This is due to …

Imaging

Complementary logic with a spin

News & Views | Published: 13 July 2018<p>SPINTRONICS<p>Kaiyou Wang<p><i>Nature Electronics</i> (2018) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Electronic and spintronic …

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Characterization of Interfacial Structure in Polymer-Fullerene Bulk Heterojunctions via $^{13}\mathrm{C}$ ${^{2}\mathrm{H}}$ Rotational Echo Double Resonance NMR

Author(s): R. C. Nieuwendaal, D. M. DeLongchamp, L. J. Richter, C. R. Snyder, R. L. Jones, S. Engmann, A. Herzing, M. Heeney, Z. Fei, A. B. Sieval, …

Nanotech

Indication of subdominant $d$-wave interaction in superconducting ${\mathrm{CaKFe}}_{4}{\mathrm{As}}_{4}$

Author(s): D. Jost, J.-R. Scholz, U. Zweck, W. R. Meier, A. E. Böhmer, P. C. Canfield, N. Lazarević, and R. HacklWe report inelastic light scattering …

Physics

Unusual evolution of Bc 2 and T c with inclined fields in restacked TaS 2 nanosheets | npj Quantum Materials

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Unusual evolution of <i>Bc</i>2 and <i>T</i>c with inclined fields in restacked TaS2 nanosheets<p>Yonghui Ma,<br>• Jie Pan,<br>• Chenguang …

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Researcher discusses IceCube neutrino sensor array

Dozens of scientists and engineers across multiple divisions at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) …

Physics

Theory of the Josephson Junction Laser

Author(s): Steven H. Simon and Nigel R. CooperWe develop an analytic theory for the recently demonstrated Josephson junction laser [M. C. Cassidy <i>et</i> …

Quantum Physics

The Wikipedia Page For “Grey Goo” Is So Creepy, You Should Definitely Read It With The Lights On

Wikipedia is a vast, <i>vast</i> place. And, amidst all of the pages for TV shows, actors, books, and historical events, there are some Wikipedia pages that …

Singularity