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2022.09.09 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology Environment & Sustainability
A little strain goes a long way in reducing fuel cell performance
Small changes in crystal structure at the interface between materials in ceramic fuel cells linked to drastic changes in conductivity that must be overcome to improve performance
2022.08.26 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Small molecules, giant (surface) potential
Researchers create organic molecules that spontaneously align on a surface to generate controlled electric fields that could improve OLED performance and lead to new devices
2022.08.24 Research Humanities & Social Sciences Technology Environment & Sustainability
Digging through patents to make mining greener
Researchers identify R&D strategies for greener tech in the mining sector
2022.06.30 Research Math & Data Technology
Breaking AIs to make them better
Researchers investigate ways to make AIs more robust by studying patterns in their answers when faced with the unknown
2022.06.22 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics
Researchers develop an olfactory sensor for biometric authentication using your breath
2022.01.31 Research Technology Environment & Sustainability
Getting more power from renewable-based microgrids
Novel and low-cost control scheme that increases power extracted from local renewable sources could help accelerate utilization of renewable energy in buildings
2021.11.30 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Organics glow longer and stronger without depending on rare metals
Versatile, organic glow-in-the-dark materials closer to matching the performance of their inorganic counterparts
2021.10.08 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology Environment & Sustainability
Low-cost, continuous seismic monitoring system to support emission reduction efforts
New system enables closer monitoring of underground activity in geothermal reservoirs and sequestered carbon dioxide for improved safety and efficiency
2021.08.23 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
One material with two functions could lead to faster memory
Researchers use perovskite to develop a memory device readable through both electrical and optical methods
2021.06.16 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Researchers create switchable mirrors from liquid metal
Approach could be used to create electrically controlled mirrors for art or advanced devices
2021.05.19 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Cheap, non-toxic material for photoactive electronics and chemistry in the spotlight
Successful synthesis of perovskite visible-light-absorbing semiconductor material
2021.03.11 Research Technology Environment & Sustainability
Understanding adhesion, one molecule at a time
Researchers observe adhesion of a single polymer chain on a surface in their quest to develop an innovative adhesion technology
2021.02.09 Research Life & Health Materials Technology
New ink jet approach offers simple way to print microdisk lasers for biosensing
2021.01.05 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Long live the efficient, pure-blue OLED
Novel approach shows promise for overcoming the bottleneck of blue emission in displays using organic light-emitting diodes
2020.11.18 Research Technology Environment & Sustainability
Directly capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with membranes
Gas separation membrane systems can enable ubiquitous CO₂ removal from the atmosphere
2020.11.13 Research Technology
Researchers develop ultra-fast polymer modulators that can take the heat
Silicon-polymer hybrid modulators capable of optical data rates of 200 Gbit/s at temperatures up to 110 °C could help reduce datacenter cooling costs
2020.11.06 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Higher-resolution imaging of living, moving cells using plasmonic metasurfaces
Metasurface of self-assembled gold nanoparticles shown to improve resolution of fluorescence images of living cells under a widefield optical microscope to the theoretical limit
2020.11.06 Research Materials Technology Environment & Sustainability
Converting body heat to electricity efficiently
Inexpensive, flexible, and non-toxic thermoelectric converters producing high voltages at body temperature achieved
2020.09.03 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Continuous and stable lasing achieved from low-cost perovskites at room temperature
Suppression of long-lived energetic states called triplet excitons shown to be key for preventing the “lasing death” that has been limiting long operation
2020.01.31 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Making amino acids with electricity
Highly efficient amino acid synthesis achieved from biomass-derivable acids and water using electric energy