Article - 3 Jan 2008
This research looks at why materials get stronger as they get smaller. At the nanolevel they find a process called mechanical annealing comes into play that reduces the number of defects or...
Article - 3 Mar 2016
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that have been decorated with nanoparticles are effective biological and chemical sensors, photovoltaics, electronic conformal thermal interface substances, and surfaces for...
Article - 22 Sep 2006
AIST has obtained results which reverse the conventional wisdom that superconducting films formed by processes needing a vacuum atmosphere are of high performance but expensive, while superconducting...
Article - 16 May 2006
Since their discovery several methods have been used to produce single and multi walled nanotubes.
Article - 30 Mar 2005
Researchers have made carbon nanotubes (single and multi-walled) using a gaseous carbon-containing feedstock, combined with a catalyst on a magnesia particulate support. With high conductivity at low...
Article - 14 Nov 2007
A new promising material is molybdenum-sulfur-iodine nanowires. This article is a brief overview of atomic and electronic structure of molybdenum-sulfur-iodine molecular nanowires.
Article - 12 Apr 2011
Organic solar cells has been considered a viable solar energy option due to their light weight, low production costs and flexibility. The barrier to their use is their poor efficiency. The PeakForce...
Article - 4 Oct 2018
With growing energy needs worldwide, it is essential to develop sustainable photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
Article - 21 Nov 2003
Most of the research into nanotubes, man-made tubules with diameters of a few or a few tens of nanometres, has involved their growth using carbon. However, ordered boron nitride also crystallizes in a...
Article - 17 Jul 2017
The need for efficient solar cells is becoming vital, particularly when they are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to generate clean energy.