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Biofilms as construction workers

Biofilms are generally seen as a problem to be eradicated due to the hazards they pose for humans and materials. However, these communities of algae, fungi or bacteria possess interesting properties both from a scientific ...

dateDec 20, 2017 in Materials Science
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New method benchmarks organic mixed conductors

Within the past five years, Northwestern University's Jonathan Rivnay has noticed a surge in the development of new organic mixed conductors—polymer materials that can transport both electrons and ions. Lighter, more flexible, ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Materials Science
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Topological insulators—one glimpse is enough

The Nobel Prize for physics in 2016 was awarded for the theory of topological matter. Topological insulators are new materials with special electronic properties and are of great fundamental and applications-oriented interest. ...

dateNov 21, 2017 in General Physics
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