Credit: Tomsk Polytechnic University Developed a new 2D material to produce hydrogen, which is the basis of alternative energy; the material efficiently generates hydrogen molecules from fresh, salt, and polluted water by exposure to sunlight. Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with teams from the University of Chemistry and Technology, […]

(Upper left) Room temperature Cs electron density from single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements showing significant elongation, a signature of rattling. (Bottom) Cs-I distances for the dominant Cs site CsA and secondary site CsB with (upper right) histogram of distances. Credit: Figure by Daniel Straus The source of thermodynamic instability found […]

The arrows represent the electron spins pointing up from a kagome lattice. The chirality is represented by the counterclockwise circle of fire, which represents the propagating electrons/current on the edge of the magnet. The two cones demonstrate that the bulk of the magnet contains Dirac fermions (linear or conical dispersion […]

Impact melt breccia and surrounding context Credit: CNSA, CLEP, and AIR The unusual dark greenish and glistening ‘gel-like’ substance in a crater on the far side of the moon has attracted widespread interest following its discovery by the Chang’e-4 rover in July 2019. A research team led by Prof. Di […]

Proteus, the name given to this new lightweight material, can turn back the force of a cutting tool upon itself. Credit: Durham University Engineers have taken their inspiration from shells and grapefruits to create what they say is the first manufactured non-cuttable material. This new material, which could be used […]

Animation The experiment is the first to demonstrate strong topological order for sound stemming from time modulations, paving the way for improvements in ultrasound imaging, sonar, and electronic systems that use surface acoustic wave technology. In a breakthrough for physics and engineering, researchers from the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced […]

Schematic of a laser-illuminated nano-optical probe investigating a strained nanobubble of tungsten diselenide (WSe2; green and yellow balls), a 2-dimensional semiconductor. The single layer of WSe2 is sitting on a layer of boron nitride (blue and grey balls). Credit: Nicholas Borys/Montana State University Using sophisticated optical microscopy techniques, Columbia engineers […]

The integrated solar flow battery device contains both a solar cell to convert sunlight into electricity and chemicals that can store the electricity for later use. Credit: Wenjie Li Chemists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their collaborators have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way […]

Professor Huang Mingxin shows a thin light piece of super steel which demonstrates a ultra high level of fracture resistance, strength and ductility. Credit: @The University of Hong Kong HKU super steel project attains major breakthrough with collaborators at Berkeley Lab in producing high strength steel at unprecedented levels of […]

KIST research team used plant-originated tannic acid to develop a flame-retardant carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Credit: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Non-toxic, flame-retardant composite material based on bio-epoxy made from plant-source tannic acid. 99% eco-friendly recycling within tens of minutes merely by dissolving in water. A flame-retardant carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material […]