Flexible material shows potential for use in fabrics to heat, cool

A film made of tiny carbon nanotubes (CNT) may be a key material in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand. A new...

Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are advancing gas mem...

The lightest shielding material in the world

Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range

Thermophones offer new route to radically simplify array design

Scientists have pioneered a new technique to produce arrays of sound produced entirely by heat. The team of researchers from the Centre f...

Crystal wars

A team of researchers at The University of Tokyo and Fudan University studied the process of crystallization when more than one structura...

Laser takes pictures of electrons in crystals

The researchers used powerful laser flashes to irradiate thin, films of crystalline materials. These laser pulses drove crystal electrons...

Contactless way to measure thickness of carbon nanotube films

Scientists from Skoltech and their colleagues from Russia and Finland have figured out a non-invasive way to measure the thickness of sin...

Rice lab's bright idea is pure gold

Seeing light emerge from a nanoscale experiment didn't come as a big surprise to Rice University physicists. But it got their attention w...

Decoding material wear with supercomputers

A revolution is under way in materials science: For the first time, large-scale computer simulations at TU Wien (Vienna) allow a precise vie

Light from inside the tunnel

Steering and monitoring the light-driven motion of electrons inside matter on the time-scale of a single optical cycle is a key challenge...

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

The device is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable

How to store data using 2D materials instead of silicon chips?

Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data

Building a harder diamond

Pentadiamond: a diamond with carbon atoms rearrangement that makes it even harder than normal diamonds

Clinical-grade wearables offer continuous monitoring for COVID-19

Sticker-like medical device streams symptom data to physicians

Magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California, Los Angeles have made an important advance that could l...

Physicists obtain molecular 'fingerprints' using plasmons

Scientists from the Center for Photonics and 2D Materials of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the University of Ovi...

Multifunctional nanofiber protects against explosions

Material could protect soldiers, firefighters, astronauts and more

World's widest graphene nanoribbon promises the next generation of miniaturized electronics

With literally the thickness of one carbon atom and electrical properties that can surpass those of standard semiconductor technologies, ...