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Graphene boundaries heat up

October 30, 2014 - 6:47am
Defects could lead to early device failure, say researchers, but they might also be exploited to make phase change memories as well as better sensors from the carbon sheet.
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Striking a balance for better quantum dot LEDs

October 30, 2014 - 4:26am
A quantum dot LED structure that includes an insulating layer to balance charge injections demonstrates greater efficiency and stability.
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Silicon gets stretched

October 27, 2014 - 3:20am
KAUST researchers have succeeded in stretching rigid, brittle, monocrystalline silicon to up to 10 times its original length.
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Why does 'Tumbaga' look like pure gold?

October 27, 2014 - 3:11am
Gold appears to segregate at copper-gold alloy surface – a result that will be important for making better nanocatalysts.
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Graphene laminate make good thermal coating for plastics

October 24, 2014 - 3:57am
Carbon sheet improves the thermal conductivity of PET by up to 600-fold.
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Rhodium clusters go multiferroic

October 22, 2014 - 4:58am
Pure metal system is ferromagnetic and ferroelectric – a result that bodes well for making future magnetic data storage and spintronics devices.
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Phase matching boosts parametric amplifier

October 20, 2014 - 2:44am
California team has designed the first low-noise, high-gain, broad-bandwidth microwave Josephson travelling wave PA.
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Plasma engineers BN surface

October 17, 2014 - 3:08am
Researchers in Japan have developed a new and easy way to chemically functionalize boron nitride.
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Graphene aerogels go crystalline

October 16, 2014 - 2:59am
New graphene oxide-based foams are of a much better quality than any made before.
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Multilayer graphene is a clear candidate for displays

October 15, 2014 - 9:11am
High levels of electrochromic modulation seen in multilayer graphene suggest a flexible solution for smart windows and displays.
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Nanoparticle-induced autophagy could help improve cancer treatments

October 14, 2014 - 3:58am
New finding could also be important for preventing inflammatory diseases such as lung fibrosis, and may even be used to help treat neurodegenerative diseases.
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Chemistry Nobel awarded for super-resolution microscopy

October 13, 2014 - 6:41am
Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner share 2014 prize.
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Triplet excitons transfer energy

October 10, 2014 - 2:55am
Mechanism might be used to help reduce unwanted heat loss in photovoltaic devices.
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Flexible FinFETs work at high temperatures

October 9, 2014 - 4:47am
Device characteristics are not affected at 125 °C.
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Rough or smooth: interference continues

October 8, 2014 - 5:06am
Thin film interference effects persist on any kind of substrate – a result that bodes well for flexible electronics and ultra-lightweight coatings.
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Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics

October 7, 2014 - 11:53am
Trio honoured for work on blue LEDs.
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Growing 2D semiconductors the easy way

October 6, 2014 - 6:17am
Heterostructure composition can be controlled by modulating constituent vapour-phase reactants during growth.
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CQD ink makes good solar cell

October 3, 2014 - 3:45am
Device based on colloidal quantum-dot film has a record-breaking light-to-power conversion efficiency of 6%.
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Photonic crystals: how defects lead to a prison for light

October 3, 2014 - 2:45am
Researchers demonstrate how defects in a 3D crystal can create photonic bandgap cavities for light that may be useful for lasing, LEDS, information storage and sensitive pharmaceutical sensors
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Sound control of nanorod ‘molecules’

October 1, 2014 - 9:53am
The assembly and disassembly of nanorods propelled by ultrasound provides an insight into biological motors.
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