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2D materials - Stretched to the limit and sparkling on curved surfaces

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 17:51
Scientists grew tungsten disulfide 2D crystals over donut shapes. With this approach, they created strain that changed the materials' growth dynamics and light emission properties.
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A quantum of solid

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:13
Scientists have demonstrated the cooling of a levitated nanoparticle to the motional quantum ground state.
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Harvesting water from thin air with metal-organic frameworks

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:04
Researchers have identified highly absorbent materials that can extract drinkable water out of thin air - which could potentially lead to technologies that supply potable water in the driest areas on the planet.
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Machine learning technique speeds up crystal structure determination

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 22:32
Nanoengineers have developed a computer-based method that could make it less labor-intensive to determine the crystal structures of various materials and molecules, including alloys, proteins and pharmaceuticals.
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First successful generation and detection of pure spin currents in antiferromagnetic materials

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 23:40
To help turbocharge spintronics, condensed matter physicists have developed a method for terahertz waves to convert spin excitations into electrical signals.
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