University of Tokyo researchers have demonstrated an electrically-controllable valley current device that may pave the way to ultra-low-power “valleytronics” devices. Professor Seigo Tarucha’s research group at the Department of Applied Physics at the Graduate School of Engineering has created an electrically controllable valley current device that converts conventional electrical current to valley current, passes it […]

A New Mexico State University (NMSU) surprise discovery of a biopolymer that was capturing and storing hydrogen may speed the transformation to hydrogen as a major fuel source in the future. They call the substance Hydromer and are working on commercializing the polymer as coating material. The new material would allow for low maintenance costs […]

University of South Carolina researchers have developed potentially inexpensive catalysts that efficiently convert CO2 to CO in an electrochemical cell. The new research presents a strong step forward in the effort to not just sequester carbon dioxide, but recycle it into a useful fuel that is part of a carbon-neutral future. Xiao-Dong Zhou, an associate […]

When University of Oregon scientists began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes for use in electronics or optical devices. Researchers now show that these cycloparaphenylenes can be made using a variety of atoms, not just those from carbon. In a new paper, Ramesh Jasti and five […]

Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir and his team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a newly patented technology that greatly extends the lifetime of mechanical parts. From bearings and shafts to cutting tools metal parts that wear out quickly consume a great deal of time, manpower, money and the energy used […]

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