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Touchless displays superseding touchscreens?

While touchscreens are practical, touchless displays would be even more so. That's because, despite touchscreens having enabled the smartphone's advance into our lives and being essential for us to be able to use cash dispensers ...

dateOct 02, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways

Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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A different type of 2-D semiconductor

To the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices, you can now ...

dateSep 25, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Doping crystals of nanocrystals

Silicon semiconductors form the basis of all modern electronics and microprocessors. Crucial to these applications is the ability to 'dope' the semiconductor; which is to say, by controllably adding impurity atoms to a semiconductor, ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Sculpting a conjugated polymer using DNA origami

(—New research allows scientists to sculpt polymers into two- and three-dimensional shapes, similar to how polypeptides fold into functional three-dimensional shapes. This ability is particularly advantageous for ...

Graphene made superconductive by doping with lithium atoms

(—A team of researchers from Germany and Canada has found a way to make graphene superconductive—by doping it with lithium atoms. In their paper they have uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the team describes ...

Graphene gets bright: World's thinnest lightbulb developed

Led by Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research scientist in James Hone's group at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science ...

Team claims to have created a sample of stanene

(—A team of researchers with members from Stanford University and several institutions in China is claiming to have found a way to create a sample of stanene—a one-atom thick mesh (buckled honeycomb) of tin that ...

Two-dimensional material seems to disappear, but doesn't

(—When exposed to air, a luminescent 2D material called molybdenum telluride (MoTe2) appears to decompose within a couple days, losing its optical contrast and becoming virtually transparent. But when scientists ...

New catalyst yields more accurate PSA test

Say you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. You opt for surgery to remove your prostate. Three months later, a prostate surface antigen (PSA) test shows no prostate cells ...

New 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Science.

Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost
Graphene sheets enable ultrasound transmitters
Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures
How to make continuous rolls of graphene
Team develops new way to study nanoparticles
Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material
Surprising discoveries about 2-D molybdenum disulfide
Buckybomb shows potential power of nanoscale explosives
Wafer-thin material heralds future of wearable technology
Is graphene hydrophobic or hydrophilic?
Engineers show how 'perfect' materials begin to fail

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