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Team refrigerates liquids with a laser for the first time


Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they've always given off heat -- either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies. But those concentrated beams of light have never been able to cool liquids. University of Washington researchers are the first to ...


Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries

Lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when treated with hydrogen.


Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are a class of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. The growing demand for energy storage emphasizes the urgent need for higher-performance batteries. ...


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Researchers discover a new dimension to high-temperature superconductivity


A team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest X-rays on the planet to discover a surprising 3-D arrangement of a material's electrons that appears closely linked to a mysterious phenomenon ...


Desalination gets a graphene boost

New material research making desalination cheaper and more efficient.


When Jeffrey Grossman, a professor at MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), began looking into whether new materials might reduce the cost of desalination, he was surprised to find how little research and development money was being applied to the problem. “A billion ...


New metal alloy could yield green cooling technologies


A promising new metal alloy system could lead to commercially viable magnetic refrigerants and environmentally friendly cooling technologies, according to a scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology. The study explores an iron-based alloy as a component of next-generation cooling ...


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Nanoscale, multidimensional artificial magnet created

Applications might range from developing sensors to information encoding.


Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with a group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Light Source and with other researchers nationwide, have realized a nanoscale, artificial magnet by arranging an ...


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One direction: Researchers grow nanocircuitry with semiconducting graphene nanoribbons


In a development that could revolutionize electronic ciruitry, a research team from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has confirmed a new way to control the growth paths of graphene nanoribbons on the surface of a germainum ...


Researchers aim to develop new techniques for creating high-temperature alloys


North Carolina State University is taking the lead in a new initiative aimed at addressing fundamental scientific questions that could lead to the development of so-called "entropy-stabilized alloys" that can withstand extremely high temperatures. The initiative includes Duke University, the ...


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How specific atoms move in dielectric materials


Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and UNSW Australia have measured the behavior of specific atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field. The work advances our understanding of dielectric materials, ...


Building the electron superhighway

Scientists have invented what they are calling 'an electron superhighway' in an organic semiconductor.


TV screens that roll up. Roofing tiles that double as solar panels. Sun-powered cell phone chargers woven into the fabric of backpacks. A new generation of organic semiconductors may allow these kinds of flexible electronics to be manufactured at low cost, says University of Vermont physicist and ...


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