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Perovskites make superior solar cell materials

June 26, 2015 - 9:54am
(with video) New measurements on exciton binding energies shed more light on the photovoltaic properties of these semiconductors.
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Nanochambers sculpt protein patterns

June 26, 2015 - 2:20am
New experiments on confined bacterial cells show how they adapt to the shape of the container they are in.
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Laser-blasted biopsies escape damage

June 24, 2015 - 8:57am
(with audio) Picosecond infrared laser ablation extracts biosamples damage-free.
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Optical tweezers produce “nanojets”

June 24, 2015 - 12:30am
The traps could be used to manipulate biological molecules such as DNA and perhaps even help assemble nanomachines of the future.
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Kirigami patterns make composite materials more stretchy, while staying strong

June 24, 2015 - 12:30am
Method could be used to make flexible electronics and optoelectronic devices.
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Thin semiconductors go through the Mott transition

June 22, 2015 - 5:17am
New findings could help in the development of photonic devices, such as light emitters and lasers made from 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.
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Graphene light bulb shines bright

June 22, 2015 - 4:42am
Devices could be used to make transparent, flexible displays of the future.
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Polymer membrane makes good nanofilter

June 18, 2015 - 6:02am
with video New ultrathin film might find applications in desalination, oil refineries and in drug manufacture.
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Nonlinear mirror seen in metamaterial

June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
Researchers have observed backward phase matching in a negative index material, 10 years after the effect was first predicted.
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Carbon-60 and graphene for vertical transistors

June 15, 2015 - 5:56am
New devices have current on-off ratios of more than 3000.
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Physicists blow magnetic bubbles

June 15, 2015 - 4:56am
Skyrmions on demand could enable ultra-dense memory.
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Green LEDs emit purest colour yet

June 12, 2015 - 6:05am
Toronto team makes first tuneable light-emitting diodes from colloidal cadmium selenide-sulphide alloyed nanoplatelets.
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How to make a better quantum thermometer

June 12, 2015 - 6:05am
Physicists develop theoretical framework for measuring heat in tiny objects.
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Porous graphene envelope improves performance of platinum catalysts

June 11, 2015 - 4:18am
Encapsulating Pt nanoparticles with carbon layers also makes them more resistant to catalytic degradation.
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Doped nanocrystals blink and delay

June 10, 2015 - 7:08am
How do electrons and holes produce intermittent fluorescence in semiconductors?
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Ultracold ions put friction to the test

June 8, 2015 - 3:20am
Experiment shows how "stick–slip" processes can be finely tuned.
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Catheter studies raise acid alert

June 8, 2015 - 12:44am
Surface studies of chemotherapy drugs on common silver catheter coatings reveal alarming reactivity levels.
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Cleaning up metallic oxide interfaces

June 5, 2015 - 5:49am
Insulating buffer layer improves electron mobility of 2D electron gases.
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Tabletop technique maps thermal transport

June 4, 2015 - 8:58am
MIT team has measured how far phonons travel in a material using ultrafast optical spectroscopy.
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Single-molecule diode in new current record

June 3, 2015 - 7:28am
Highest rectification ratio ever measured for such a device.
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