Team discovers double helix structure in synthetic macromolecule

U.S. researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications, for instance lightweight aerospace materials.

Breakthrough made with organic electronics

Organic electronics are set to become more important, they provide the basis for flexible solar cells for example or future electronic paper. A new breakthrough doubles the power.

World-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers

UK researchers have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.

Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal

Scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration. Such crystal it a robust candidate for advanced molecular electronics and other new materials.

Now you see it: Invisibility material

Researchers have achieved a breakthrough, inventing a stretchy new material modeled after both squid skin and Hollywood dinosaurs with a property to disappear.

Existence of new form of electronic matter

Researchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics.

Electric Eels Inspire a New Type of Battery

Researchers took a cue from the electric eel to create a soft, foldable battery that could one day power devices.

Major breakthrough in the development of bioelectronics

Researchers have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water.

Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials

An Australian-US team has devised a way to make a broad class of atomically thin metal oxides, including 2D versions of materials already in use by the electronics industry. Their secret is a room temperature liquid metal.

Biodegradable electronics

Electronic devices that are completely broken down in a biological environment after a pre-defined operating life open up novel applications as well as ways for reducing their ecological footprint.

Researchers report new way to make dissolving electronics

The work holds promise for eco-friendly disposable personal electronics and biomedical devices that dissolve within the body.

Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter

A potential new state of matter is being reported with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields, the phenomenon of electronic symmetry breaking is common.

Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds

Factories would only have to adapt to the new electrodes, rather than throwing out their existing battery know-how.

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

A new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL

EPFL researchers have found a way around what was considered a fundamental limitation of physics for over 100 years.