Posts tagged nanoscale

Nanoscale Phenomena with Potential for Computer Speed Advances

April 23rd, 2012

A team of University of Maryland scientists have discovered that when electric current is run through carbon nanotubes, objects nearby heat up while the nanotubes themselves stay cool. Understanding this completely unexpected new phenomenon could…read more

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‘Nanorefrigerator’ Cooled By Sunlight

April 9th, 2012

Researchers in Belgium have drawn up plans for an electronic “nanorefrigerator” device that is driven by high-energy photons, and could, therefore, potentially be directly powered by the sun. The device consists of two electrodes, one…read more

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Researchers Create Cheap Thermoelectric Materials

November 22nd, 2011

A team led by Dr Ole Martin Løvvik of Oslo University’s Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology in Norway has found a way of making cheap thermoelectric materials that could harvest waste heat from a…read more

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