Monday, July 13, 2020

Switching identities: Revolutionary insulator-like material also conducts electricity

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have made a material that can transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to a nonconducting insulating material without changing its atomic...
Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker – at the molecular level – as it is stretched

A bit of a stretch… material that thickens as it’s pulled

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker – at the molecular level – as it is stretched. Leeds researchers have discovered a...
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Understanding magnetism changes caused by crystal lattice expansion

The pattern of arrangement of atoms in a crystal, called the crystal lattice, can have a huge effect on the properties of solid materials....
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Could corn stalks or old plastic be the new coal?

At the beginning of the last century, there were 1.6 billion people living on the planet. Today, there are 7.7 billion of us. “Not only...
Researchers demonstrate first stable semiconductor neutron detector

New neutron detector can fit in your pocket

Researchers demonstrate first stable semiconductor neutron detector Homeland Security might soon have a new tool to add to its arsenal. Researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne...
PROGENY™ plasma treatment system with a chamber that is 2 meters deep for plasma treatment of catheters at their full extended length.

New Nordson MARCH Plasma Treatment System for Manufacturing of Extended Catheters and Larger Products

PROGENY™ system prevents shape deformation from bending or coiling during plasma treatment Nordson MARCH, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), a global leader in...
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Physicists shed X-ray light on melting polymers

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scattering—two techniques for...
Doping a quantum dot with manganese (right half of graphic) speeds the capture of energy from a hot electron to 0.15 picoseconds, outpacing losses to phonons in the crystal lattice.

Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it’s wasted...
Ford and MacDonald's collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car partsvideo

Ford and MacDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning...

Diamonds in your devices: powering the next generation of energy storage

Using conductive nanodiamond as electrode material in a water-based cell significantly increases its energy storage capacity, scientists find supercapacitors, which have begun to stand...
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