A Technical University of Denmark team of researchers has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. The biggest challenges of making effective nano electronics based on graphene is to carve out graphene to nanoscale dimensions without ruining the electrical properties. For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the […]

A Boston College team of researchers has developed an alternative means using a unique semi-metal that intrinsically generates direct current through the nonlinear mixing of the waves of light. Typically, light is converted to electricity by chemically altering a semiconductor to have a built-in electric field. The recently discovered Weyl semimetal delivers the largest intrinsic […]

University of California – Santa Cruz researchers show a novel ruthenium-based catalyst with markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured composite material composed of carbon nanowires with ruthenium atoms bonded to nitrogen and carbon to form active sites within the carbon matrix. The […]

University of Manchester scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from conventional vehicles. The researchers have translated a biological technique to reveal atomic scale chemistry in metal nanoparticles. These materials are one of […]

Vienna University of Technology’s new experimental results may change the way we think about making high-temperature superconductors. The results suggest a new way to the ‘holy grail of solid state physics’ – the high-temperature superconductor which works at room temperature. Every standard cable, every wire, every electronic device has some electric resistance. There are, however, […]

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