A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature. This can be an impressive advancement that may enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. In the image above is a chip that contains nanoscale [...]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released information about a new concept in metallic alloy design called “high-entropy alloys”. The multi-element high-entropy alloy not only tests out as one of the toughest materials on record, but, unlike most materials, the toughness as well as the strength and ductility of this alloy actually improves at cryogenic temperatures. [...]

Brown University scientists have discovered that copper foam could provide a new way of converting excess carbon dioxide into useful industrial chemicals. The catalytic foam is foamy form of copper with vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide. The work done at Brown University’s Center for the [...]

A hybrid form of perovskite, the same type of material that has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon, has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs. This particular class of semiconductor perovskites has generated excitement in the solar cell field over the past several years, [...]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide to methanol. The new system offers significantly higher activity than other catalysts now in use and the new system could make it easier to get normally unreactive CO2 to participate in these reactions. Brookhaven chemist Jose Rodriguez, who led the research [...]

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