<b>Hybrid Surface Waves can Conduct Heat Away from Nanoscale Material Structures</b>

Hybrid Surface Waves can Conduct Heat Away from Nanoscale Material Structures

The continuing progress in miniaturization of silicon microelectronic and photonic devices is causing cooling of the device structures to become increasingly challenging. Conventional heat transport in bulk materials is dominated by acousti...
<b>Enriched Tungsten Isotope can Help Shield the Inside of Future Fusion Reactors</b>

Enriched Tungsten Isotope can Help Shield the Inside of Future Fusion Reactors

The inside of future nuclear fusion energy reactors will be among the harshest environments ever produced on Earth. What's strong enough to protect the inside of a fusion reactor from plasma-produced heat fluxes akin to space shuttles reente...
<b>Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals</b>

Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become “conflict minerals” which ......
<b>A highly light-absorbent and tunable material</b>

A highly light-absorbent and tunable material

Schematic illustration of the electron-hole pairs (electron: pink, hole: blue), which are formed by absorption of light in the two-layer molybdenum disulfide layer. By layering different two-dimensional materials, physicists at the Universi...
<b>Cell 'membrane on a chip' could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19</b>

Cell 'membrane on a chip' could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell 'membrane on a chip' that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates for COVID-19....
<b>A thoroughly modern magnesium process</b>

A thoroughly modern magnesium process

University of Colorado Boulder engineers have revamped a World War II-era process for making magnesium that requires half the energy and produces a fraction of the pollution compared to today's le ......