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Study Could Lead To Paradigm Shift In Organic Solar Cell Research
2013-11-20 09:56:25

Stanford University Organic solar cells have long been touted as lightweight, low-cost alternatives to rigid solar panels made of silicon. Dramatic improvements in the efficiency of organic photovoltaics have been made in recent years, yet the fundamental question of how these devices convert sunlight into electricity is still hotly debated. Now a Stanford University research team is weighing in on the controversy. Their findings, published in the Nov. 17 issue of the journal Nature...

Disorganized Physics In Ferroelectrics Hints At Brain-like Computing
2013-11-19 10:20:25

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing. Ferroelectric materials are known for their ability to spontaneously switch polarization when an electric field is applied. Using a scanning probe microscope, the ORNL-led team took advantage of this property to draw areas of switched polarization called domains on...

Study Reveals Origins Of An Exotic Phase Of Matter
2013-11-19 06:34:34

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Understanding superconductivity – whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy – has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics. Scientists have struggled for decades to develop a cohesive theory of superconductivity, largely spurred by the game-changing prospect of creating a superconductor that works at room temperature, but it has proved to be a tremendous tangle of complex physics. Now...

2013-11-14 12:43:39

Crystal could improve performance of electronic devices Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the performance of devices like computer chips. WSU doctoral student Marianne Tarun chanced upon the discovery when she noticed that the conductivity of some strontium...

2013-11-13 23:04:13

In-demand research report “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays” elaborated by NanoMarkets has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Quantum dots are semiconductor nanoparticles, with dimensions typically ranging from 2 to 10 nm. Their diminutiveness makes them highly flexible and versatile and therefore suitable for a lot of applications. Currently, the healthcare sector is the largest application for QD-based...

2013-11-12 23:22:36

Research and Development Trend Forecast of China Permanent Magnet Industry, 2013-2017” is the new market research report added to the online library of MarketReportsChina.com. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The permanent magnet can be classified into the rare earth permanent magnet, ferrite, Al-Ni-Co based permanent magnet and other permanent magnets, but the ferrite and rare earth permanent magnet are the two major categories. The rare earth permanent materials mainly include...

Penn Researchers Add Another Tool In Their Directed Assembly Toolkit
2013-11-12 12:43:22

University of Pennsylvania An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles. Now, the Penn team has added another tool to its directed assembly toolkit,...

2013-11-07 08:22:12

SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) announced today that it has provided Tetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD) to an advanced medical device manufacturer to optimize performance of an "engineered spectrum" quantum dot-enabled light source to better provide useful data to researchers and practitioners that has not been easily discernible until now. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/DA16554LOGO) David Doderer, Quantum Materials...

2013-10-29 11:06:53

Jet measures 20 to 150 nanometers in diameter — just a few hundred water molecules across Fluid jets are all around us: from inkjet printing, to the “Old Faithful” geyser in Yellowstone National Park, to cosmological jets several thousand light years long. A Northwestern University researcher with collaborators from Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Centro Nacional de Biotecnología have recently verified the classical Landau-Squire theory in the tiniest submerged jet....

2013-10-21 23:19:40

This video and article explain how sudden exercise releases free radicals (loose electrons) in the body and how those electrons damage organs, tissues and can cause death. The use of electron supplementation and redistribution may lessen the effects of free radicals. Wake Forest, N.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 In the medical world it's understood how excessive exercising can release free radicals and increase the risks of heart attacks, strokes and in some extreme cases even death. The...


Latest Condensed matter physics Reference Libraries

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...

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2005-09-09 07:46:52

The Water strider, (also known as: Skater, Pond Skater, Jesus Bug, Water Skeeter, water scooter, water skater, and Skimmer) is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae that rely on the surface tension of water to walk on top of it. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters and can move very quickly (up to 1 m/s) over the surface of water. Aquarius remigis (formerly known as Gerris remigis) is one of the species in Gerridae known as...

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