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For Better Nanowires, Just Add Diamond

Among the positive characteristics of diamond, such as its beauty and unsurpassed hardness, are less well known properties that make it a valuable material in the electronics industry. Now, according to two scientists at ...

Nov 15, 2006 feature
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Important Twist in Supercapacitor Research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Car batteries as we know them today may soon be relics. Storing energy in clunky containers with limited shelf lives has plagued car makers and military engineers who need lightweight, powerful ...

Sep 19, 2008
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Quantum Dots May Lead to Rainbow Solar Cell

For the first time, researchers have created solar cells made of different-sized quantum dots, each tuned to a specific wavelength of light. By arranging these quantum dots in an ordered pattern, the scientists ...

Mar 07, 2008 feature
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Graphene's love affair with water

Graphene has proven itself as a wonder material with a vast range of unique properties. Among the least-known marvels of graphene is its strange love affair with water.

Feb 13, 2014
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Paint-on semiconductor outperforms chips

Researchers at the University of Toronto have created a semiconductor device that outperforms today's conventional chips -- and they made it simply by painting a liquid onto a piece of glass. The finding, which ...

Jul 12, 2006
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