GREENVILLE – Dr. Apparao Rao of the College of Science was a featured speaker at TEDxGreenville 2018 on April 6 in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre. The all-day event is known for taking its audiences on an intellectual and emotional roller coaster with presenters that “delight, challenge, question, answer, disrupt and enlighten.” Rao’s presentation was titled “Make […]
By juxtaposing contrasting properties of two different nanomaterials, a team of Clemson University physicists has developed an optical diode that enables light to move in one direction. The development overcomes an obstacle in the quest for better optical isolators for high-energy lasers and optical computers capable of processing data at the speed of light.
Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a wireless energy source that generates electricity from simple mechanical motion, such as the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand.
Science and technology research attracted this Tiger to Clemson. Seventeen years later, he continue to further the university's research capabilities, while building confidence in his students and challenging them to excel in their careers.
While cell phones, laptops and cars become more energy efficient, the development of one important ingredient common in all these devices, and many more, has lagged: the batteries used to power them. A Clemson team is working to make more efficient and cheaper batteries by replacing lithium with more plentiful aluminum.
A team of physicists at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a device, called a U-TENG, that is designed to take mechanical motion – like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand – and transform it into electricity. Once generated, the electricity can power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators.
A team of physicists in Clemson University's College of Science and Academia Sinica in Taiwan has determined why other scientists have been unable to replicate a highly influential thermoelectricity study published in a prestigious, peer-reviewed journal.