<b>Diamond friction</b>

Diamond friction

Diamond coatings help reduce friction and wear on tools, bearings, and seals. Lubricating diamond with water considerably lowers friction. The reasons for this are not yet fully understood. The Fr ......
<b>Huge carbon sink in soil minerals</b>

Huge carbon sink in soil minerals

A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising gree ......
<b>Physicists shed light on the nanoscale dynamics of spin thermalization</b>

Physicists shed light on the nanoscale dynamics of spin thermalization

Image represents a system of nuclear spins whose interactions are mediated by electron spins. In physics, thermalization, or the trend of sub-systems within a whole to gain a common temperature, is typically the norm. There are situations,...
<b>How to get rid of the coffee-stain effect</b>

How to get rid of the coffee-stain effect

Previously, researchers discovered that the well-known coffee-stain effect is caused by a remarkable mechanism, showing avalanche-like behavior of particles in a fluid. They now show how to prevent the ring-shaped coffee-stain and get a unif...
<b>Tiny Photonic Chips Could Replace Bulky Benchtops for Fingerprinting Drugs</b>

Tiny Photonic Chips Could Replace Bulky Benchtops for Fingerprinting Drugs

As new infectious diseases emerge and spread, one of the best shots against novel pathogens is finding new medicines or vaccines....
<b>Air-Stable Polymer can be Applied in Energy Harvesting Applications</b>

Air-Stable Polymer can be Applied in Energy Harvesting Applications

A KAUST research team, exploring thin films capable of turning thermal energy into electricity, state that a polymer formerly used to safeguard solar cells could be used in new applications in the field of consumer electronics. Diego Rosas-...
<b>Zeptoseconds: New world record in short time measurement</b>

Zeptoseconds: New world record in short time measurement

Atomic physicists have for the first time measured how long it takes for a photon to cross a hydrogen molecule: about 247 zeptoseconds for the average bond length of the molecule. This is the shortest timespan that has been successfully meas...
<b>Brenntag links its distribution network of caustic soda in the Eastern United States</b>

Brenntag links its distribution network of caustic soda in the Eastern United States

Brenntag announces the acquisition of the operating assets of US- based Suffolk Solutions, Inc’s caustic soda distribution business. “The business and the related terminals of Suffolk Solutions fit seamlessly into our ambitions to furth...
<b>Physicists invent printable superconducting device</b>

Physicists invent printable superconducting device

Credit: Leiden Institute of Physics Superconducting devices such as SQUIDS (Superconducting Quantum Interferometry Device) can perform ultra-sensitive measurements of magnetic fields. Leiden physicsts invented a method to 3-D-print these an...
<b>Infomat: design and synthesis of two dimensional tungsten selenide and its application in information</b>

Infomat: design and synthesis of two dimensional tungsten selenide and its application in information

two-dimensional transition metal chalcogenides (tmdcs) have broad application prospects in the fields of optoelectronic devices energy devices showing excellent optoelectronic properties. They also have unique flexibility which can be used...