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Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

Researchers have found a novel way to ensure the lights of the future not only are energy efficient but also emit a cozy warmth.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2014

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Thin film produces new chemistry in 'nanoreactor'

Physicists have discovered a new manganese compound that is produced by tension in the crystal structure of terbium manganese oxide. The technique they used to create this new material could open the way to new nanoscale circuits.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2014

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Researchers convert agricultural waste to high-value silicon carbide

Scientists are aware that these agricultural wastes have significantly high silica content in a molecular state, similar to hydrocarbons. Armed with that knowledge, researchers have discovered that these agricultural waste products can be economically transformed into silicon carbide consisting of nanostructures and nanorods in various polytypes.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2014

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Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material

Theoretically, iron pyrite could do the job, but when it works at all, the conversion efficiency remains frustratingly low. Now, a research team explains why that is, in a discovery that suggests how improvements in this promising material could lead to inexpensive yet efficient solar cells.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2014

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New model clarifies photoexcited thin-film lattice dynamics

No comprehensive study has yet been carried out to characterize the photoexcited lattice dynamics of an opaque thin film on a semi-infinite transparent substrate. As a result, ultrafast X-ray diffraction data for such samples can be challenging to interpret. Now a new study builds a model to help interpret such data.

Posted: Nov 18th, 2014

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