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Biotechnology Feb 26, 2021

Twinkle, twinkle, little star: Physicists develop a new method for counting molecules

Who hasn't looked at the sky on a mild summer night and thought about the vastness of the universe? The trained eye can see the Andromeda galaxy as a distant spot. Thanks to the latest telescopes, we know that it consists ...

Nanomaterials Feb 25, 2021

Molecular bridges power up printed electronics

The exfoliation of graphite into graphene layers inspired the investigation of thousands of layered materials: amongst them transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). These semiconductors can be used to make conductive inks ...

Materials Science Feb 25, 2021

A solid solvent for unique materials

Materials impossible to obtain with existing methods can be produced using a solid, nanostructured silica solvent. Scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow presented an ...

Materials Science Feb 22, 2021

Silver and gold nanowires open the way to better electrochromic devices

The team of Professor Dongling Ma of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) developed a new approach for foldable and solid devices.

Nanophysics Feb 08, 2021

Scientists create armour for fragile quantum technology

An international team of scientists has invented the equivalent of body armour for extremely fragile quantum systems, which will make them robust enough to be used as the basis for a new generation of low-energy electronics.

Nanophysics Feb 15, 2021

Harnessing socially distant molecular interactions for future computing

Could long-distance interactions between individual molecules forge a new way to compute?

Nanophysics Feb 11, 2021

Vibrating 2-D materials

Current electronic components in computers, mobile phones and many other devices are based on microstructured silicon carriers. However, this technology has almost reached its physical limits and the smallest possible structure ...

Nanomaterials Feb 17, 2021

3-D-printing perovskites on graphene makes next-gen X-ray detectors

Since Wilhelm Röntgen discovered them in 1895, X-rays have become a staple of medical imaging. In fact, barely a month after Röntgen's famous paper was published, doctors in Connecticut took the first ever radiograph of ...

Nanomaterials Feb 16, 2021

Nanotechnologies reduce friction and improve durability of materials

A team of scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and Immanuel Kant Baltic State Federal University suggested using innovative thin films to considerably reduce friction and thus increase the durability ...

Optics & Photonics Feb 16, 2021

Dual character of excitons in the ultrafast regime: Atomic-like or solid-like?

Excitons are quasiparticles which can transport energy through solid substances. This makes them important for the development of future materials and devices—but more research is needed to understand their fundamental ...

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