News tagged with crystalline material

Moving sector walls on the nano scale

Scientists at ETH Zurich are able to visualize and selectively modify the internal order of an intensively researched class of materials known as multiferroics. This opens the door to promising applications in electronics. ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in General Physics
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Stability of cheap solar cells improved

The stability of a very efficient and cheap material for solar cells has now been enhanced by up to two orders of magnitude. The material manipulations that enabled this enhancement were developed in a project supported by ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Changing colours of light

In a phenomenon known as mechanochromism, certain solid and liquid crystalline materials change their photoluminescence properties upon mechanical stimulation, such as grinding, ball-milling and crushing. Although such compounds ...

dateJul 14, 2016 in Materials Science
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