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Graphene substrate improves the conductivity of carbon nanotube network

October 17, 2019

Transparent conductive films (TCFs) have many applications in touch screens, organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. These…
Lithium ions flow through solid material

March 21, 2019

Research team merges materials science and physics in new study. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)…
GraphON coated catalytic static mixer. Credit: CSIRO
GraphON: Conductive coatings & materials

February 20, 2019

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has created a breakthrough new form of graphitic material that’s conductive, easy to…
Discovery points the way to better and cheaper transparent conductors

November 28, 2017

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a discovery that could improve the conductivity of a type…
Fast heat flows in warm dense aluminum

September 1, 2017

Thermal conductivity is one of the most crucial physical properties of matter when it comes to understanding heat…
Scientists Study Role of ‘Electrolyte Gating’ in Functional Oxide Materials

July 5, 2017

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have broken new ground in the study of…
Discovery of thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cell

May 8, 2017

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material…
For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the Heat

January 30, 2017

There’s a known rule-breaker among materials, and a new discovery by an international team of scientists adds more…
Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current

September 28, 2016

New tomographic AFM imaging technique reveals that microstructural defects, generally thought to be detrimental, actually improve conductivity in…
New Electrical Energy Storage Material Shows Its Power

August 27, 2016

A powerful new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his research team could one day speed…
Tiny tubes move into the fast lane

April 5, 2016

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as…
Brookhaven Lab Wins Two R&D 100 Awards

November 19, 2015

Two technologies developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have received 2015 R&D 100 awards,…
Quantum Spin Could Create Unstoppable, One-Dimensional Electron Waves

November 19, 2015

New theory points the way forward to transform atom-thin materials into powerful conductors In certain nanomaterials, electrons are…
Molecular accordion’ drives thermoelectric behavior in promising material

October 20, 2015

Engines, laptops and power plants generate waste heat. Thermoelectric materials, which convert temperature gradients to electricity and vice…
Superconductivity: No resistance at record temperatures

August 19, 2015

Up until now, no material has been able to conduct current with no resistance at such high temperatures:…
Solving mysteries of conductivity in polymers

July 15, 2015

Materials known as conjugated polymers have been seen as very promising candidates for electronics applications, including capacitors, photodiodes,…
Phonons, arise! Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials

April 24, 2015

Modern research has found no simple, inexpensive way to alter a material’s thermal conductivity at room temperature. That…
Discovery unlocks ion conductor that is 100 times faster than all the others

April 23, 2015

A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Energy Conversion and storage (DTU Energy)…
Unconventional photoconduction in an atomically thin semiconductor

October 8, 2014

It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer…
Light pulses control graphene’s electrical behavior

August 1, 2014

Graphene, an ultrathin form of carbon with exceptional electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, has become a focus of…
New materials for future green tech devices

July 16, 2014

From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot…
Diamonds are an oil’s best friend

April 1, 2014

A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications,…
The Kondo effect can improve a molecule’s conductivity

January 27, 2014

Silicon-based electronics has certain limits, in the physical sense of the word: this type of circuit can never…
Accidental discovery dramatically improves electrical conductivity

November 14, 2013

Structure of SrTiO3. The red spheres are oxygens, blue are Ti4+ cations, and the green ones are Sr2+.…
Team finds new energy storage capabilities between layers of 2-D materials

September 27, 2013

Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they…
Researchers publish theory, formula to improve ‘plastic’ semiconductors

September 24, 2013

Anyone who’s stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that…
Computer simulations reveal universal increase in electrical conductivity

August 12, 2013

Computer simulations have revealed how the electrical conductivity of many materials increases with a strong electrical field in…
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