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Catching atoms in action: watching next-gen materials crystallize

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:00
Researchers melted, super-cooled and then reheated a model alloy of aluminum and samarium, and monitored the reheating process in real time with a combination of high-energy x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.

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A sustainable and recyclable carbon nanotubes thermoelectric paper

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:29
The device, produced by bacteria, takes advantage of the residual heat and transforms it into electricity for innovative sensing applications.

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Structural colors, without the shimmer

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:07
Researchers have developed a new method to produce structural colors that don't change with the angle of viewing.

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Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:58
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from conventional vehicles.

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Layered cocktails inspire new form of male birth control

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:35
Inspired by colorful layered cocktails, researchers have developed a medium-term, reversible male contraceptive.

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Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:27
Nanotechnology for solar power paves way for more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe's biggest energy users.

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Ingestible, expanding pill monitors the stomach for up to a month

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:39
Soft, squishy device could potentially track ulcers, cancers, and other GI conditions over the long term.

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Artificial intelligence instantly captures materials' properties

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:00
Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) to seriously accelerate the development of new technologies from wearable electronics to flexible solar panels.

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Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:54
Researchers have developed an antireflection coating that improves on existing coatings to the extent that it can make transparent plastics, such as Plexiglas, virtually invisible.

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Waterproof graphene electronic circuits

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:46
Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but a team of researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a circuit, contact resistance is not impaired by humidity.

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Synthesizing single-crystalline hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) film that uniformly self-assembles

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:20
Researchers have found a method for synthesizing hexagonal boron nitride films with a nearly perfect single-crystalline structure. This structure consistently self-assembles on top of liquid gold and can be used as a platform for synthesizing other crystalline thin-film materials.

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Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:10
For the first time, a team of researchers has demonstrated that laser-generated crystals confined in glass retain controllable ferroelectric properties, key to creating faster, more efficient optical communication systems.

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Researchers decipher electrical conductivity in doped organic semiconductors

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:01
Scientists have identified the key parameters that influence electrical conductivity in doped organic conductors.

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Thin-film semiconductor fabrication process uses copper(I) iodide at room temperature

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 18:55
Researchers have found a way to create printed p-channel thin-film transistors by using the abundantly available and environmentally-friendly copper(I) iodide semiconductor at room temperature. Their energy-efficient and cost-effective fabrication method for these transistors may pave the way for developing low-cost and novel optoelectronic devices.

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Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 17:29
Scientists gain new insights into the effects of food nanoparticles on the intestinal flora.

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Photovoltaics - versatile in shape and color

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:53
The goal of a new project is to develop digitally printed, highly efficient and stable perovskite solar modules that can be integrated into roofs, facades, and windows.

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Graphene researchers are wild about zigzags

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:44
Breakthrough in graphene research: large, stable pieces of graphene produced with unique edge pattern.

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The energy implications of organic radical polymers

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:26
New technology could change the way we charge everything from phones to electric vehicles.

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New quantum system could help design better spintronics

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:16
Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in spintronics.

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Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes (w/video)

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:10
Coating for metals rapidly heals over scratches and scrapes to prevent corrosion.

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