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tiny structures

Tiny Structures – Huge Impact

The surface of materials can have an enormous influence on their function. If the external properties are changed, this also expands the range of...
smart printing

Smart Printing: Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass

New inks for inkjet printers make it possible to print organic displays or solar cells on film and glass for the use in architecture,...
nanoparticles collide

Crash! Scientists Explain What Happens When Nanoparticles Collide

Helmets that do a better job of preventing concussions and other brain injuries. Earphones that protect people from damaging noises. Devices that convert “junk”...
Topological Defect Detection Method

ITMO Scientists Develop Topological Defect Detection Method

An international scientific team has developed a new method of probing topological structures and their topological phase transitions. The method is based on examining...
tantalum disulfide

Similar Charges are Attracted to Each Other

Professor Petr Karpov and Serguei Brazovskii, both researchers at NUST MISIS, have managed to develop a theory which explains the mechanism of the latent state formation in layered tantalum...
electronic properties

What a Mesh

A team of scientists from across the U.S. has found a new way to create molecular interconnections that can give a certain class of...
quantum spin liquid

New Quantum Spin Liquid Predicted by Nobel Laureate Prepared for the...

In 1987 Paul W. Anderson, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics, proposed that high-temperature superconductivity, or loss of electrical resistance, is related to an exotic...
quantum bits

A New Kind of Quantum Bits in Two Dimensions

Two novel materials, each composed of a single atomic layer and the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope – these are the ingredients to...
nanowires

Scientists Have a New Way to Gauge the Growth of Nanowires

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories observed the formation of two kinds of...
2D materials

A Treasure Trove for Nanotechnology Experts

2D materials, which consist of a few layers of atoms, may well be the future of nanotechnology. They offer potential new applications and could...
milk sugar

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar

Dairies' production of cheese generates considerable amounts of the by-product whey. While large cheese producers are able to extract more value from the whey...
Light-emitting diodes

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED Materials

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) traditionally demand atomic perfection to optimize efficiency. On the nanoscale, where structures span just billionths of a meter, defects should be...
two-dimensional materials

Measuring the Temperature of Two-Dimensional Materials at the Atomic Level

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new technique for precisely measuring the temperature and behavior of new two-dimensional materials that...
iodine content

European Method to Determine Iodine Content in Animal Feed

Just as human beings need iodine for their brains to develop normally and their metabolism to function properly, iodine is necessary in small amounts...
Electricity and magnetism

Using Electricity to Switch Magnetism

It’s not exactly a new revelation that electricity and magnetism are closely linked. And yet, magnetic and electrical effects have been studied separately for...
nanoparticles

On the Rebound

Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal from broken ankles or dislocated wrists. Now, a new study has shown that some nanoparticles can...
energy system

Testing the Energy Systems of the Future

The renewable energy sector is expanding, with a constantly increasing number of wind and solar energy providers. This growth results in the use of...
RNA nucleosides

Progenitors of the Living World

“And the Earth was without form and void” – before the emergence of life. Meanwhile, we know rather more about the early Earth, but...
video

Building Better Batteries to Provide Renewable Energy Anytime, Anywhere

Research on lithium ion batteries — the power source for cellphones and nearly every piece of electronics we use daily — began at UC...
batteries

Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most...