News tagged with thin films

Researchers turn cement into metal

( —In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens ...

dateMay 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Weird science: Crystals melt when they're cooled

( —Growing thin films out of nanoparticles in ordered, crystalline sheets, to make anything from microelectronic components to solar cells, would be a boon for materials researchers, but the physics is tricky because ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Promising doped zirconia

Materials belonging to the family of dilute magnetic oxides (DMOs)—an oxide-based variant of the dilute magnetic semiconductors—are good candidates for spintronics applications. This is the object of study for Davide ...

dateMay 17, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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New insight into early growth of solid thin films

( —The foundation of many modern electronic devices, such as computer chips, are thin films – nanoscale-thickness layers of one material grown on the surface of another. As consumers continue to demand products ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Nanophysics
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