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Materials Science May 24, 2022

A candlelight-like glow from a flexible organic LED

Giving off a comfortable glow, candles set the ambiance for a special dinner or just a quiet evening at home. However, some lighting alternatives, such as electronic candles, give off unwanted blue wavelengths that interfere ...

Nanomaterials Apr 27, 2022

New solvent simplifies industrial 3D, roll-to-roll carbon nanotube printing

Carbon nanotubes that are prone to tangle like spaghetti can use a little special sauce to realize their full potential.

Materials Science Apr 01, 2022

Scientists develop environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings

Airports are busy, especially during the winter. As passengers wait to board, delays get longer when airplanes need to be dowsed with thousands of gallons of deicing fluids that help them fight the frigid winter. But as soon ...

Superconductivity Mar 16, 2022

Characterizing super-semi sandwiches for quantum computing

Semiconductors are the foundation of modern technology while superconductors with their zero electrical resistance could become the basis for future technologies, including quantum computers. So-called "hybrid structures"—carefully ...

Nanophysics Feb 07, 2022

Nanowires under tension create the basis for ultrafast transistors

Smaller chips, faster computers, less energy consumption. Novel concepts based on semiconductor nanowires are expected to make transistors in microelectronic circuits better and more efficient. Electron mobility plays a key ...

Nanomaterials Feb 03, 2022

Novel printing process switches materials from black to transparent

EPFL researchers have developed a new type of printing process that involves removing material rather than depositing it. Their method could be particularly useful for printing banknotes and ID documents, for example.

Environment Dec 13, 2021

The end of coal is coming 3 times faster than expected. Governments must urgently support a just transition

Coal is likely to be completely gone from Victoria's electricity system by 2032 with most other parts of Australia not far behind, a report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) declared last week.

Nanomaterials Dec 01, 2021

Developing wafer-scale highly oriented graphene on sapphire

Researchers have used direct chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of wafer-scale, high-quality graphene on dielectrics for versatile applications. However, graphene synthesized this way has shown a polycrystalline film ...

Optics & Photonics Nov 03, 2021

Electrically switchable nanoantennas could enable holographic video technology

Video conferencing played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic and is set to dominate many meetings in the future. To realize the true feeling of a face-to-face dialog, three dimensional video is required and yet the holographic ...

Environment Nov 01, 2021

How to limit global warming to 1.5C

For the first time, sector allocations of the global carbon budget have been provided for both hard-to-abate and all other sectors—12 main macro industry sectors in total, reporting scope 1, 2 and 3 breakdowns.

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