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Researchers Create Single-surface Material For Energy Storage
2012-11-27 18:32:42

Rice University A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications. Led by Rice chemist James Tour, researchers have successfully grown forests of carbon nanotubes that rise quickly from sheets of graphene to astounding lengths of up to 120 microns, according to a paper published today by Nature Communications. A house on an average plot with the same aspect ratio would...

Harnessing Power By Funneling Solar Energy
2012-11-26 12:53:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept is a simple one, borrowing from some very elementary principles. For instance, everyone knows the best way to capture and contain the most of an element or substance is with a funnel. These cones make it easier to put oil in our cars or fill small glass shakers from a larger bag of sugar. Now, some MIT engineers have worked out a computational model which shows how solar energy can be more or less funneled...

Scientists Make Solar Cells Out Of Carbon
2012-11-01 04:39:42

[ Watch the Video: Stanford Scientists Create All-Carbon Solar Cell ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Stanford University report in the journal ACS Nano that they have created the first solar cell made entirely out of carbon. Creating solar cells from carbon could be a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. "Carbon has the potential to deliver high performance at a low cost," said study senior author...

High Durability Of Nanotube Transistors To The Harsh Space Environment Demonstrated
2012-09-18 10:58:22

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory electronics science and technology engineers demonstrate the ability of single walled carbon nanotube transistors (SWCNTs) to survive the harsh space environment, investigating the effects of ionizing radiation on the crystalline structures and further supporting the development of SWCNT-based nanoelectronics for use in harsh radiation environments. "One of the primary challenges for space electronics is mitigating the susceptibility of prolonged exposure to...

2012-09-13 23:01:00

New in-demand report "Most-Needed Chemicals for New Disruptive Electronics and Electrics" developed by IDTechEx has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, most chemical and material companies wish to de-risk their investment by finding common formulations across this new business that has a potential of over $50 billion for them. London, UK (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 The chemistry of the new electronics and electrics is key to its future, whether it is...

In Graphene Formation Every Atom Counts
2012-09-04 12:28:05

Rice University lab's nanoreactor theory could advance quality of material's growth Like tiny ships finding port in a storm, carbon atoms dock with the greater island of graphene in a predictable manner. But until recent research by scientists at Rice University, nobody had the tools to make that kind of prediction. Electric current shoots straight across a sheet of defect-free graphene with almost no resistance, a feature that makes the material highly attractive to engineers who would...


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