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2D metal-dichalcogenides could make thin-film lasers

November 18, 2014 - 6:11am
A tunable optical microcavity confines emitted light into a narrow line.
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New 3D topological insulator is the most perfect yet

November 17, 2014 - 10:50am
BiSbTeSe2 behaves just how theory says it should.
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Layered tunnel junction reads single molecules

November 14, 2014 - 3:55am
New technique could sequence DNA.
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Only the fittest lattice optics will survive

November 13, 2014 - 11:49am
Northwestern researchers have designed new types of artificially structured optical materials thanks to an algorithm based on Darwinian evolutionary principles.
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Carbon nanotubes indiscriminately boost transistors

November 12, 2014 - 12:45pm
Carbon nanotube electrodes improve organic thin-film transistor performance regardless of the film morphology and structure, studies show.
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Topological insulator goes superconducting

November 10, 2014 - 5:11am
First experimental observation of Cooper pairs in a half-Dirac gas.
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Nanoalloy can be two-faced

November 10, 2014 - 4:05am
New phase map of copper-nickel shows that the material can be either “mixed” or “Janus”.
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'Conformal' perovskite laser makes its debut

November 7, 2014 - 2:23am
Structure also shows promise for solar cells and photodetectors.
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Piezoelectrics transform low-power electronics

November 6, 2014 - 10:52am
Researchers get around the mismatch in power requirements between transistor switches and wires by designing a transformer that adjusts the voltage from one to the other.
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Size matters for catalyst nanoparticles – but so does phase

November 3, 2014 - 5:47am
Whether platinum particles are used in a gas or liquid reaction is also important.
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Graphene growth substrate tailors metal atom magnetism

October 31, 2014 - 5:49am
New result may ultimately prove useful for information storage or for making qubits bits for quantum computing, albeit at very low temperatures.
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Plasmons convert light into a voltage

October 31, 2014 - 5:44am
Discovery of "plasmoelectric effect" could lead to new solar cells.
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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 better sensors from the atomically thin carbon sheets.
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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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