Forensics

Researchers Develop a Path to Liquid Solar Cells that Can be Printed onto Surfaces
Apr 25, 2012 15:50 PM E
Scientists at USC have developed a potential pathway to cheap, stable solar cells made from nanocrystals so small they can exist as a liquid ink and be painted or printed onto clear surfaces.
Nano-Structure
Creating Nano-structures from the Bottom up
Apr 25, 2012 14:12 PM E
Microscopic particles are being coaxed by Duke University engineers to assemble themselves into larger crystalline structures by the use of varying concentrations of microscopic particles and magnetic fields.
Graphene
Graphene Boosts Efficiency of Next-gen Solar Cells
Apr 25, 2012 08:14 AM E
The coolest new nanomaterial of the 21st century could boost the efficiency of the next generation of solar panels, a team of Michigan Technological University materials scientists has discovered.
IAEA
Enhancing Global Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework
Apr 25, 2012 06:01 AM E
Delegates of competent authorities are pushing for measures that will further strengthen global emergency preparedness and response framework. The venue was the sixth meeting of representatives of competent authorities identified under the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident of Radiological Emergency.
Scientists Discover Bilayer Structure in Efficient Solar Material
Apr 24, 2012 12:32 PM E
Detailed studies of one of the best-performing organic photovoltaic materials reveal an unusual bilayer lamellar structure that may help explain the material's superior performance at converting sunlight to electricity and guide the synthesis of new materials with even better properties.
Metamaterial
Improving on the Amazing: Scientists Seek New Conductors for Metamaterials
Apr 24, 2012 12:23 PM E
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have designed a method to evaluate different conductors for use in metamaterial structures, which are engineered to exhibit properties not possible in natural materials. The work was reported this month in Nature Photonics.
Luis Delgado-Aparicio and David Gates, DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Scientists See Solution to Critical Barrier to Fusion
Apr 23, 2012 16:24 PM E
Physicists have discovered a possible solution to a mystery that has long baffled researchers working to harness fusion. If confirmed by experiment, the finding could help scientists eliminate a major impediment to the development of fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for producing electric power.
Glycine
ORNL Microscopy Yields First Proof of Ferroelectricity in Simplest Amino Acid
Apr 23, 2012 13:47 PM E
The boundary between electronics and biology is blurring with the first detection by researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory of ferroelectric properties in an amino acid called glycine.
Energy
The Asian Century and Australia’s Energy Future
Apr 23, 2012 11:26 AM E
How that growth in energy demand will be met depends on technology development and policy for climate change and energy security. These choices will profoundly affect the prospects of energy exporters such as Australia. A prudent strategy would not assume that coal will always reign supreme but prepare for a future where demand for coal gives way to gas and zero-carbon energy sources.
Fuel
Chemists Explain the Molecular Workings of Promising Fuel Cell Electrolyte
Apr 23, 2012 09:34 AM E
Researchers from New York University and the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart reveal how protons move in phosphoric acid in a Nature Chemistry study that sheds new light on the workings of a promising fuel cell electrolyte.
Atomic Heat Transfer
Controlling Heat Flow with Atomic-level Precision
Apr 23, 2012 08:26 AM E
Through a combination of atomic-scale materials design and ultrafast measurements, researchers at the University of Illinois have revealed new insights about how heat flows across an interface between two materials.
NCRN
Self-assembling Highly Conductive Plastic Nanofibers
Apr 23, 2012 07:57 AM E
Researchers from CNRS and the Université de Strasbourg, headed by Nicolas Giuseppone1 and Bernard Doudin2, have succeeded in making highly conductive plastic fibers that are only several nanometers thick.
Graphene
Rice University Researchers Find Two-dimensional Boron Has Potential Advantages over Graphene
Apr 23, 2012 07:25 AM E
When is nothing really something? When it leads to a revelation about boron, an element with worlds of unexplored potential.
Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech Spin-off Company MiserWare Offers Free Product to Measure Carbon Footprint
Apr 21, 2012 15:17 PM E
MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage.
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