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Bending an Organic Semiconductor Can Boost Electrical Flow

December 3, 2019

Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and…
Hybrid Breakers Could Make Direct Current Practical in High Power Applications

October 2, 2019

Direct current (DC) powers flashlights, smartphones and electric cars, but major power users depend on alternating current (AC),…
Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries

January 16, 2018

Scientists have observed how lithium moves inside individual nanoparticles that make up batteries. The finding could help companies…
Electricity in sties may stress pigs

September 10, 2016

When the pigs on a farm in North Jutland suddenly began behaving erratically for no apparent reason, Esben…
A new way to get electricity from magnetism

April 19, 2016

By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including…
How to make electrons behave like a liquid

February 24, 2016

Electrical resistance is a simple concept: Rather like friction slowing down an object rolling on a surface, resistance…
New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer

May 26, 2015

New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer…
Discharge inside short-arc mercury lamp

April 13, 2015

HBO mercury lamps are short arc lamps in which the luminous arc burns in an atmosphere of mercury…
The world’s first photonic router

July 15, 2014

Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers Illustration of the photonic router…
Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

July 2, 2014

Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm…
Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

June 30, 2014

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic…
Direct current, another option to improve the electrical power transmission

May 2, 2014

A UPV/EHU engineering group has optimized the technology for converting alternating current lines to direct current ones Even…
Scientists develop novel, ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

April 10, 2014

Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty…
Researchers ‘detune’ a molecule: Experiment shows how to soften atomic bonds in a buckyball

January 17, 2014

Rice University scientists have found they can control the bonds between atoms in a molecule. The molecule in…
Disney researchers harvest energy from rubbing, tapping paper-like material

October 8, 2013

Electric current sufficient to light a string of LEDs, activate an e-paper display or even trigger action by…
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