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“Science” study: Chemists achieve breakthrough in the synthesis of graphene nanoribbons

Graphene Nanoribbons might soon be much easier to produce. An international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Tennessee...

Excitons form superfluid in certain 2D combos

Mixing and matching computational models of 2D materials led scientists at Rice University to the realization that excitons — quasiparticles that exist when electrons...

Two Kinds of Electronic Properties, One Material

This is the story of a unique material – made of a single compound, it conducts electrons in different ways on its different surfaces...

Speed of space storms key to protecting astronauts and satellites from...

Space weather forecasters need to predict the speed of solar eruptions, as much as their size, to protect satellites and the health of astronauts,...

Acoustics put a fresh spin on electron transitions

Electrons are very much at the mercy of magnetic fields, which scientists can manipulate to control the electrons and their angular momentum – i.e....

First Confirmation of New Theory by Metamaterial

Topological metamaterials are applied as a novel platform to explore and study extraordinary effects. Instead of using natural materials, researchers artificially arrange the constituents...

Crystalline ‘nanobrush’ clears way to advanced energy and information tech

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory synthesized a tiny structure with high surface area and discovered how its...

Ultrathin nanosheets separate ions from water

An international research team, led by Monash University and ANSTO (Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), has created an ultrathin membrane with high...

Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

Particles trapped in twisted materials and quantum fingerprints identified

This key paper has identified how to trap interlayer excitons (IXs) and identified their quantum fingerprints. The IXs are trapped by the interaction of...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive...

New “whirling” state of matter discovered in an element of the...

The strongest permanent magnets today contain a mix of the elements neodymium and iron. However, neodymium on its own does not behave like any...

Astronomers have found a new class of cosmic explosions

Astronomers have found two objects that, added to a strange object discovered in 2018, constitute a new class of cosmic explosions. The new type...

“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular...

A crystalline compound called ruthenium dioxide is widely used in industrial processes, where it’s particularly important for catalyzing a chemical reaction that splits molecules...

A rapid screening system to test fracture resistance in billions of...

For engineers developing new materials or protective coatings, there are billions of different possibilities to sort through. Lab tests or even detailed computer simulations...

Physicists Builds Hybrid Quantum System by Entangling Molecule With Atom

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have boosted their control of the fundamental properties of molecules at the quantum level...

Making Quantum ‘Waves’ in Ultrathin Materials

Wavelike, collective oscillations of electrons known as “plasmons” are very important for determining the optical and electronic properties of metals. In atomically thin 2D materials,...

Researchers have developed new hardware for artificial intelligence

To just solve a puzzle or play a game, artificial intelligence can require software running on thousands of computers. That could be the energy...

Researchers have taken a new step in designing omnidirectional invisible materials

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), belonging to the Nanophotonics Technology Center, have taken a new step in designing omnidirectional invisible materials....

Physicists discovered superconducting currents traveling along the outer edges

The superconductor that the researchers studied is also a topological semi-metal, a material that comes with its own unusual electronic properties. The finding suggests...

Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful...

Tar, the everyday material that seals seams in our roofs and driveways, has an unexpected and unappreciated complexity, according to an MIT research team:...

The dynamics of plasmonic skyrmions made from light on ultra-smooth gold...

The destructive force of a tornado occurs due to the extremely high rotational speeds in its center, which is called “vortex”. Surprisingly, similar effects...

Controlling ion transport for energy, environment

Understanding and controlling ion transport in porous materials and at hydrophobic interfaces is critical to a wide variety of energy and environmental technologies, ranging...

Researchers discover ferroelectricity at the atomic scale

As electronic devices become progressively smaller, the technology that powers them needs to get smaller and thinner. One of the key challenges scientists face in...

Diamonds shine in energy storage solution

QUT researchers have proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from diamond nanothreads that could one day be used for mechanical energy...

New discovery settles a long-standing debate about photovoltaic materials

Scientists have theorized that organometallic halide perovskites— a class of light harvesting “wonder” materials for applications in solar cells and quantum electronics— are so...

Under Pressure: New Bioinspired Material Can ‘Shapeshift’ to External Forces

Inspired by how human bone and colorful coral reefs adjust mineral deposits in response to their surrounding environments, Johns Hopkins researchers have created a...

Advance could enable remote control of soft robots

Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities...

Untwisting plastics for charging Internet-of-things devices

Untwisting chains of atoms within a plastic polymer improves its ability to conduct electricity, according to a report by researchers, led by Nagoya University...

Plastic use in pandemic contributing to global waste problem, says Baker...

The global demand for certain plastics has grown during the coronavirus pandemic while recycling efforts have suffered setbacks, according to an environmental expert at...

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