Quantcast

Latest Nikhil Koratkar Stories

2012-01-23 22:16:18

Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University Discover How the Extreme Thinness of Graphene Enables Near-Perfect Wetting Transparency Graphene is the thinnest material known to science. The nanomaterial is so thin, in fact, water often doesn´t even know it´s there. Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University coated pieces of gold, copper, and silicon with a single layer of graphene, and then placed a drop of water on the...

2011-07-19 14:33:19

Nanoengineered graphene coating harvests energy from flowing water, powers microsensors used to detect underground oil and gas Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to harvest energy from flowing water. This discovery aims to hasten the creation of self-powered microsensors for more accurate and cost-efficient oil exploration. Led by Rensselaer Professor Nikhil Koratkar, the researchers investigated how the flow of water over surfaces coated with the...

0f304d2daa8a492dac76a6763f3746271
2011-04-13 13:00:00

A team of researchers from the University of Arizona and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have increased the toughness of ceramic composites by using graphene reinforcements that enable new fracture resistance mechanisms in the ceramic. The research, lead by Assistant Professor Erica L. Corral from the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and Professor Nikhil Koratkar from the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at...

2011-01-04 13:58:52

New Nanoengineered Batteries Developed at Rensselaer Exhibit Remarkable Power Density, Charging More Than 40 Times Faster Than Today's Lithium-ion Batteries An entirely new type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles, as well as batteries for laptop computers, mobile phones, and other portable devices. The new material, dubbed a "nanoscoop" because its shape...

2a31c4e2b72c2a3ca73c72c39ba2d67e1
2010-10-26 14:17:05

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Use Water to Open, Tune Graphene's Band Gap Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to new graphene-based transistors and nanoelectronics. By exposing a graphene film to humidity, Rensselaer Professor Nikhil Koratkar and his research team were able to create a band gap in graphene "” a critical prerequisite to creating...

59a5405aa2cb90f54adbd7ebcd782d631
2009-03-27 08:25:00

New research finding could lead to more durable aircraft, automotive components A new research discovery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, watercraft, and automobiles. Epoxy composites are increasingly being incorporated into the design of new jets, planes, and other vehicles. Composite material frames are extremely lightweight, which lowers the overall weight of the vehicle and boosts fuel efficiency. The downside is that...

2008-07-04 06:00:49

By Larry Rulison, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 4--TROY -- An associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has figured out a way to make a pot of water boil more quickly. Nikhil Koratkar and a team of researchers at RPI lined a pot with tiny copper nanorods. They found that the copper material more effectively induced the "phase change" that occurs when the pot is heated to the boiling point, turning the water to vapor. The resulting benefit is that less energy is required...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin