University Research

11.18.14University Research

New Form of Crystalline OrderExternal link

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties, which they describe as “interlaced crystals.” Read MoreExternal linkage

11.17.14University Research

Researchers Create and Control Spin Waves, Lifting Prospects for Enhanced Information ProcessingExternal link

A team of New York University and University of Barcelona physicists has developed a method to control the movements occurring within magnetic materials, which are used to store and carry information. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.14University Research

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid FuelExternal link

Researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.13.14University Research

New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.13.14University Research

Drexel Engineers Improve Strength, Flexibility of Atom-Thick FilmsExternal link

Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.10.14University Research

A Billion Holes Can Make a BatteryExternal link

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.14University Research

Stanford Engineers Use Technique From Petrochemical Industry to Store Solar EnergyExternal link

Chemical engineers at Stanford have designed a catalyst that could help produce vast quantities of pure hydrogen through electrolysis. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.06.14University Research

Scientists Find Transitions Between States of Matter Are ComplicatedExternal link

The seemingly simple process of phase changes—those transitions between states of matter—is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.05.14University Research

Study Gets to the Roots of Plants' Natural SunscreenExternal link

A new study at Purdue University examined the properties and mechanics of the molecule plants use to absorb harmful ultraviolet-B radiation, and its SPF rating would be off the charts. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.04.14University Research

Dark Matter May Be MassiveExternal link

Case Western Reserve University theorists suggest the Standard Model may account for the stuff. Read MoreExternal linkage

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