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Creating an electron-hole liquid at room temperature

Making a liquid out of electrons is complicated, but it opens the door to research in a wide variety of electronics. NC State physicists have created a phase diagram that can help researchers create this liquid at room temperature, ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Nanophysics
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New, safe zinc oxide quantum dots

Nowadays, zinc oxide nanoparticles are among the most commonly used nanomaterials. They seem to be safe for humans, but there are still no standards for their toxicity, and despite investigations, the toxicological impact ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Bio & Medicine
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MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's ...

dateFeb 01, 2018 in Nanophysics
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