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Proof of concept funding - have your say

Innovate UK is carrying out a review of proof of concept funding for businesses and academics and are asking businesses, universities, public sector research establishments, other research...

Visualizing how radiation bombardment boosts superconductivity

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven and Argonne national laboratories describe atomic-level 'flyovers' of the pockmarked landscape of an iron-based superconductor...

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents

Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a...

Engineering phase changes in nanoparticle arrays

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated...

UK scientists print low cost radio frequency antenna with graphene ink

The 'wonder material' takes an important step toward commercial applications like wearable wireless devices and sensors connected to the 'Internet of Things' Scientists have moved...

Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene

A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device...

Efficiency record for black silicon solar cells jumps to 22.1%

Aalto University’s researchers improved their previous record by over three absolute percents together with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.   The researchers have obtained...

Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations

Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly...

UK's first superconducting quantum bit foundry

Professor Oleg Astafiev, jointly appointed Professor at Royal Holloway and Visiting Professor at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), and his team of researchers, have designed, built and...

£850k to look at radiation damage in nanoporous nuclear materials

Scientists are investigating the use of man-made sponge-like materials as a new way of solving important engineering challenges for future generations of nuclear reactors, such as the...

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Channeling valleytronics in graphene

To the list of potential applications of graphene – a two-dimensional semiconductor of pure carbon that is stronger and much faster than silicon – we can now add valleytronics, the coding of...

Welsh innovators set to showcase pioneering work

Businesses and organisations in Wales that develop ground-breaking products, services and processes are being urged to open their doors this summer to show off their ideas and expertise. ...

First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their...

Materials to cool the future

“Clearly, progress in the field of electrocaloric coolers is determined not only by development of new working media, but also by the ability to traceably and accurately measure electrocaloric...

Direct visualization of magnetoelectric domains

New microscopy technique reveals giant enhancement of coupling between  magnetic and electric dipoles that could lead to novel electronic devices.   The Science A...

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of...

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made...

Nanoparticle drug reverses Parkinson’s-like symptoms in rats

Scientists  from the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research  are reporting a novel method that has reversed Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats. Their results  could...

'Holey' graphene for energy storage

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The...
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