Electrical Engineering and Electronics News
Paint-On Solar Cells Developed
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 07:54:06 am
Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light -- electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.
New Switch Could Improve Electronics
Posted on December 02, 2011 at 09:09:53 am
Researchers have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule. The incorporation of such single-molecule elements could enable smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient electronics.
New Revolutionary Material Easily Reshaped
Posted on November 21, 2011 at 09:35:18 am
A common feature of sailboards, aircraft and electronic circuits is that they all contain resins used for their lightness, strength and resistance
Boost in Battery Energy Capacity, Charge Rate
Posted on November 17, 2011 at 09:26:12 am
Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research
Researching Graphene Nanoelectronics for a Post-Silicon World
Posted on November 14, 2011 at 09:28:17 am
Copper's days are numbered, and a new study at could hasten the downfall of the ubiquitous metal in smart phones, tablet computers, and nearly all electronics. This is good news for technophiles who are seeking smaller, faster devices
Solar Concentrator Increases Collection With Less Loss
Posted on November 06, 2011 at 10:24:13 am
Converting sunlight into electricity is not economically attractive because of the high cost of solar cells, but a recent, purely optical approach to improving luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) may ease the problem, according to researchers at Argonn
World's Most Efficient Flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Created On Plastic
Posted on November 01, 2011 at 09:13:20 am
This result enables a flexible form factor, not to mention a less costly, alternative to traditional OLED (organic light-emitting diode) manufacturing, which currently relies on rigid glass
Could a Computer One Day Rewire Itself?
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 09:11:33 am
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a new nanomaterial that can "steer" electrical currents. The development could lead to a computer that can simply reconfigure its internal wiring and become an entirely different device, based on changi
Liquid Can Become Solid Under Electric Field
Posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:53:36 am
Physicists have demonstrated in simulations that under the influence of sufficiently high electric fields, liquid droplets of certain materials will undergo solidification, forming crystallites at temperature and pressure conditions that correspond to liq
Scientists and Engineers Create the 'Perfect Plastic'
Posted on September 30, 2011 at 09:23:54 am
Breakthrough will allow experts to create the 'perfect plastic' with specific uses and properties by using a high-tech 'recipe book.' It will also increase our ability to recycle plastics