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Diamonds show promise for spintronic devices: New experiments demonstrate the potential for diamond as a material for spintronics

February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Conventional electronics rely on controlling electric charge. Recently, researchers have been exploring the potential for a new technology, called spintronics, that relies on detecting and controlling...

Weak hydrogen bonds key to strong, tough infrastructure: Rice University lab simulates polymer-cement composites to find strongest, toughest materials

February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
The right mix of hydrogen bonds in polymer and cement composites is critical to making strong, tough and ductile infrastructure material, according to Rice University scientists who want to mimic the...

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing: Intel Capital Joins Existing Investors to Commercialize Certain Nanowire-LED Technologies for Mobile Displays

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financi...

A simple new approach to plastic solar cells: Osaka University researchers intelligently design new highly efficient organic solar cells based on amorphous electronic materials with potential for easy printing

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Humankind is in the midst of a massive drive to harness solar energy to power our homes, gadgets, and industry. Plastic solar cells, based on blends of conducting organic polymers, are of interest for...

Quantum cocktail provides insights on memory control: Experiments based on atoms in a shaken artificial crystal offer insight that might help in the development of future data-storage devices

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
The speed of writing and reading out magnetic information from storage devices is limited by the time that it takes to manipulate the data carrier. To speed up these processes, researchers have recent...

New technology aiming to improve trueness in the piezoelectric microscopy characterization of ceramic materials

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of researchers from ICMAB has proved that unconventional AFM probes are suitable to acquire a trueness piezoelectric signal in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. The work entitles “Diminish elec...

China aims for global leader in science by mid-century

February 1, 2018 - 8:42pm
China has significantly ramped up spending in scientific research over the past decade. The Natural Science Foundation of China, for example, financed 41,184 programs with 22.71 billion yuan (about 3...

New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy

February 1, 2018 - 7:45am
ABSTRACT High-velocity projectile impact induced 9R phase in ultrafine-grained aluminium Sichuang Xue1, Zhe Fan1, Olawale B. Lawal2, Ramathasan Thevamaran 2,3, Qiang Li1, Jian Wang6, Edwin L. Th...

Moving nanoparticles using light and magnetic fields

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
In his 1959 lecture titled ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’, Richard Feynman envisioned the possibilities of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale. Today controlled manipulation o...

Researchers from TU Delft combine spintronics and nanophotonics in 2-D material

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
Spintronics in materials of just a few atoms thick is an emerging field in which the 'spin' of electrons is used to process data, rather than the charge. Unfortunately, the spin only lasts for a very...

Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films - the key material for blue ligh...

Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.

Nanoparticle vaccine offers universal protection against influenza A viruses, study finds

January 29, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according t...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Delivering 45nm RF SOI Customer Prototypes for 5G Applications: Company’s advanced 300mm RF SOI offering is ready for volume production

January 29, 2018 - 7:47am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that its 45nm RF SOI (45RFSOI) technology platform has been qualified and is ready for volume production. Several customers are currently engaged for this advanced RF S...

Nature paper by Schlumberger researchers used photothermal based nanoscale IR spectroscopy to analyze heterogeneous process of petroleum generation

January 28, 2018 - 7:45am
Anasys Instruments’ nanoIR2™, AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy system, researchers at the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center and US Geological Survey provided for the first time the simultaneous geo...

New filters could enable manufacturers to perform highly-selective chemical separation

January 26, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of chemical and biological engineers has developed highly selective membrane filters that could enable manufacturers to separate and purify chemicals in ways that are currently impossible, allo...

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

January 26, 2018 - 7:47am
Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sound waves can be used to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny enough to fit onto a computer chip. These devices, called optical isolators,...

Piecework at the nano assembly line: Electric fields drive nano-motors a 100,000 times faster than previous methods

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than w...

Thanks for the memory: NIST takes a deep look at memristors

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
n the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance based on t...

New Method Uses DNA, Nanoparticles and Top-Down Lithography to Make Optically Active Structures: Technique could lead to new classes of materials that can bend light, such as for those used in cloaking devices

January 25, 2018 - 7:45am
•DNA -- nature’s blueprint -- is a key tool in new method •‘Architecture is everything when designing new materials,’ scientist says •The structures cannot be made using any other known technique •...