Materials

New smart material works better under pressure

Advanced robotics sensitive touch or next-generation wearable devices with sophisticated sensing capabilities could soon be possible following the development of a rubber that combines...

Graphene coating could help prevent lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries are what allow electric vehicles to travel several hundred miles on one charge. Their capacity for energy storage is well known, but...

Jellyfish-like water resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities has been created

Researchers team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken inspiration from underwater invertebrates like jellyfish to create the electronic skin with similar...

Graphene and boron nitride ‘sandwich’ key to new electronics

Graphene Flagship researchers solved one of the challenges of making graphene nano-electronics effective: to carve out graphene to nanoscale dimensions without harming its electrical...

Additives from alkali metals improve the performance of perovskite solar cells

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California San Diego and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered, that adding...

Better batteries: The energy implications of organic radical polymers

Texas A&M University professor Dr Jodie L. Lutkenhaus is one step closer to realizing her objective of creating a battery made entirely from polymers....

New material, black silver has been discovered

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have engineered a new inexpensive nanomaterial that has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to...

Graphene may revolutionise ‘smart textiles’ production process

An international team of scientists, led by Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter Engineering department, has pioneered a new technique to create...

Revolutionary Insulator-like Material Also Conducts Electricity

Researchers from University of Wisconsin–Madison have made a material that can transition from an electricity-conducting metal to a nonconducting, insulating material without changing its...

This New Study Shows The Way To Unlock Full Potential Of Graphene

New research reveals why the ‘supermaterial’ graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its...