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Breakthrough In Creating Invisibility Cloaks
2014-04-01 11:09:29

University of Central Florida Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way. Scientists have managed to create artificial nanostructures that can do the job, called metamaterials. But the challenge has been making enough of the material...

Schematic of the detector: the metamaterial couples the incident light to the semiconductor, and then it can be converted into an electric signal
2014-03-30 06:26:20

Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology A new, extremely thin kind of light detector was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures. Subtle interactions of electrons and light make them so valuable for technology: ultra-thin systems of semiconductor layers can turn electrical voltage into light. But they can also be used the other way around and serve as light...

nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows and solar cells With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar...

2014-03-26 23:21:54

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Graphene in Electronics: The Global Market to 2020" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Driven by demand from markets where advanced materials are required, graphene promises to dwarf all current nanomaterials, especially in electronics applications. Revenues for smartphones and tablets now outstrip the entire consumer electronics (CE) market, with revenues of over $325 billion in 2013. Graphene will drive the next...

carbon nanofibers using ambient air
2014-03-26 03:00:35

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer and less expensive. VACNFs hold promise for use in gene-delivery tools, sensors, batteries and other technologies. Conventional techniques for creating VACNFs rely on the use of ammonia gas, which is toxic. And while ammonia gas is not expensive,...

2014-03-25 12:29:16

LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Graphene Market 2012-2016TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Graphene market to grow at a CAGR of 60.4 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand for graphene due to its superior attributes. The Global Graphene market has also been witnessing an increase in R&D spending by vendors. However, the high...

Bacterial Biofilms Used To Create Lifelike Materials
2014-03-24 04:29:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By drawing inspiration from the way in which minerals, living cells and other substances combine to form bone, a team of MIT engineers have created a type of “living material” out of bacterial cells, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. Lead author Allen Chen, an MIT-Harvard MD-PhD student, and his colleagues coaxed those cells to produce biofilms capable of incorporating...

Study Identifies Path Toward Engineering Materials For Super-efficient Nanoelectronics
2014-03-20 12:14:45

DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise for future electronics – superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Researchers used a beam of intense ultraviolet light to look deep into the electronic structure of a material made of...

The Future Of Contact Lenses May Have You Seeing Infrared
2014-03-18 12:03:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new device developed by researchers at the University of Michigan could make it possible for contact lenses to give the wearer infrared vision. The engineering researchers developed the first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum without the need for bulky cooling equipment. "We can make the entire design super-thin," Zhaohui Zhong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at...

2014-03-16 23:01:10

MarketReportsOnline.com adds “Nanomaterials Directory 2014” & “Nanotech Review 2013-2014” reports to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 The Nanomaterials Directory 2014 is the first publication ever to collate all nanomaterials producers and product developers in a single-volume, categorised by nanomaterials, types sold and countries where the sellers are based, in one easy-to-access guide. Numerous online directories and maps have been produced covering...


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