Nanophysics News

World's first graphene speaker already superior to Sennheiser MX400

Graphene is frankly just showing off at this point. Not content with breezing in and smashing records in solar efficiency, kicking the butt of lithium-ion batteries, being the strongest known ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

( A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists ...

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Using strong lasers, investigators observe frenzy of electrons in a new material

( A research team at the University of Kansas has used high-powered lasers to track the speed and movement of electrons inside an innovative material that is just one atom thick. Their ...

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Rooftop panels could bring more light to shady alleyways

Everyone knows that downtown alleyways are dark at night, but even in the daytime, shadows cast by the tall buildings on either side can make them quite gloomy. While that might not matter much ...

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, ...

19 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Research finds 'tunable' semiconductors will allow better detectors, solar cells

( One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation that is, light which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. ...

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Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology

Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances ...

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World's first atomic wristwatch loses one second every millennium

Finally, a wristwatch made for those of us who don't like to be late and plan on living forever.

13 hours ago from Dvice

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Better solar cells, better LED light and vast optical possibilities

Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED light. NTNU-researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires ...

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Piezotronic Nanodevices Enable Simpler Design with Superior Performance

New technologies for developing electronics and optoelectronics with tunable/adaptive functionalities and performance are critical to emerging applications in wearable technology, communication,...

23 hours ago from AZoNano

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