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A team of scientists found a way to improve nanocomposite material which opens new opportunities to use it in hydrogen economy and other industries. Nanocomposite materials can be used in optical devices and as a catalyst to produce hydrogen from water.
Using advanced fabrication techniques, engineers at the University of California San Diego have built a nanosized device out of silver crystals that can generate light by efficiently “tunneling” electrons through a tiny barrier.
Working to address “hotspots” in computer chips that degrade their performance, UCLA engineers have developed a new semiconductor material, defect-free boron arsenide, that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than any other known semiconductor or metal materials.
A new combination of materials developed by Stanford researchers may aid in developing a rechargeable battery able to store the large amounts of renewable power created through wind or solar sources.
The University of Adelaide’s newest Ramsay Fellow, James Quach, will harness the unique properties of quantum mechanics with the aim of building the world’s first quantum battery, a new super battery with the potential for instantaneous charging.
Researchers have developed a new way of simulating to the atomic level how metallic glasses behave as they fracture. This new modeling technique could improve computer-aided materials design and help researchers determine the properties of metallic glasses.
Corporate demand for sustainable energy continues to grow, according to a panel of experts from the solar and wind energy industries, but the future centers around storage and scalability solutions.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.
A report, “Ohio Bold: A blueprint for accelerating the Innovation Economy,” released by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce outlines what the state needs to compete economically. It singled out Youngstown’s American Makes initiative as being a model of what Ohio should strive for.
West Virginia University researchers are opening a new facility to capture valuable materials from a novel source – acid mine drainage from coal mining – turning the unwanted waste into critical components used in today’s technology-driven society.
Researchers are helping to answer long-held questions about a technologically important class of materials called relaxor ferroelectrics. These materials have mechanical and electrical properties that are useful in applications such as sonar and ultrasound.
In a review article in Advanced Materials, Yohannes Abate from the University of Georgia, Athens, and co-workers provide an overview of the progress made toward stabilizing BP for commercial applications.