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Researchers prepare cheap quantum dot solar paint

(PhysOrg.com) -- It typically takes a day or two to prepare quantum dot solar cells in the conventional multifilm architecture. Now a team of researchers is reducing the preparation time of quantum dot solar ...

Dec 16, 2011 feature
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Self-rolled tubes make miniature electronics

(Phys.org)—With downscaling as one of the main pursuits in electronics research today, scientists and engineers are developing a variety of miniaturization strategies, from those involving powerful microscopes ...

Dec 12, 2012 feature
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A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to reproduce ...

Jan 20, 2015
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Team develops new superconducting hybrid crystals

A new type of 'nanowire' crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen ...

Jan 12, 2015
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