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'Quantum dot' technology may help light the future

Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for "quantum dots" may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Study explores nanoscale structure of thin films

The world's newest and brightest synchrotron light source—the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—has produced one of the first publications ...

dateAug 04, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world's highest-performance single-molecule diode. Working at Berkeley Lab's Molecular ...

dateJul 29, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge ...

Can heat be controlled as waves?

A growing interest in thermoelectric materials—which convert waste heat to electricity—and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to improved theoretical and experimental ...

Researchers first to create a single-molecule diode

Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing so, they have developed ...

New technique to synthesise nanostructured nanowires
Sweeping lasers snap together nanoscale geometric grids
Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
Diode a few atoms thick shows surprising quantum effect
Nanomaterial self-assembly imaged in real time
Electrons corralled using new quantum tool
Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future
Physicists fine-tune control of agile exotic materials
A new look at surface chemistry
Trapped light orbits within an intriguing material
Measuring the mass of molecules on the nano-scale

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