Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… New research led by the University of Pittsburgh unveiled the atomic-scale friction of a single tungsten asperity, or rough edge, in real time, showing atomic motion for the first time using electron microscopy. For machines with mechanical elements, friction is an unavoidable enemy. It is a major source of service failure and can reduce […]

A Hokkaido University team has found a thermoelectric metal oxide film with a thermoelectric figure of merit of ~0.55 at 600° C, opening new avenues towards the widespread use of thermoelectric converters. The team led by Professor Hiromichi Ohta at the Research Institute for Electronic Science at Hokkaido University synthesized a barium cobalt oxide thermoelectric […]

  University of Michigan researchers can show how solar-powered synthesis gas could recycle carbon dioxide into fuels and useful chemicals. Zetian Mi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan (U-M) who led an international team of researchers said, “If we can generate syngas from carbon dioxide utilizing only solar energy, we […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… In a new comprehensive literature review, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers have discovered that alternatives to recycling may have untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery technologies. These alternative strategies, such as reducing the use of virgin materials in manufacturing, reusing for new applications, and extending product […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… In 2021 Antia Botana, professor of physics at Arizona State University experienced the highlight of her early career. Working with experimentalist Julia Mundy at Harvard University, she discovered a new superconducting material – a quintuple-layer nickelate. They reported their findings in Nature Materials in September 2021. The discovery lets researchers explore similarities and differences […]

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