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Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

02/12/2017

A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis - a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By both capturing carbon emissions and storing energy from solar or wind power, the invention provides a one-two punch in the fight against climate change.
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Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

01/12/2017

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics.
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Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in carbon nanotube interconnects

30/11/2017

This paper presents reduction of crosstalk and noise in CNT bundle interconnects. We propose the use of small diameter semiconducting CNTs as electromagnetic interference shields for CNT bundle interconnects.
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Electrochemistry opens up novel access to important classes of substances

29/11/2017

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have succeeded in overcoming the problem of electrochemical polymer formation and in developing a sustainable and efficient synthesis strategy for these important products for the first time.
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'Ion billiards' cue novel material synthesis method

28/11/2017

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction (PDII) which utilizes a phenomenon similar to 'ion billiards.' The new method could pave the way for creating numerous new materials, thus drastically advancing materials sciences.
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A transistor of graphene nanoribbons

27/11/2017

Transistors based on carbon nanostructures: what sounds like a futuristic dream could be reality in just a few years' time. An international research team working with Empa has now succeeded in producing nanotransistors from graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide, as reported in the current issue of the trade journal "Nature Communications."
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Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures

27/11/2017

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns.
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Batteries with better performance and improved safety

24/11/2017

Researchers from Empa and the University of Geneva have developed a prototype of a novel solid sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy.
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Fine felted nanotubes: CAU research team develops new composite material made of carbon nanotubes

23/11/2017

Due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, from ultra-lightweight batteries to high-performance plastics, right through to medical implants. But they either cannot be combined adequately with other materials, or they then lose their beneficial properties. Scientists from Kiel University and the University of Trento have now developed an ...
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A material with promising properties

22/11/2017

The Collaborative Research Centre CRC 1214 at the University of Konstanz has developed a method for synthesising Europium (II) oxide nanoparticles - a ferromagnetic semiconductor that is relevant for data storage and data Transport.
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