Heterostructures formed by different three-dimensional semiconductors form the foundation for modern electronic and photonic devices. Now, scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors - each just one layer of atoms thick - to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.
A new interdisciplinary study on the production of crystals can pave the way for faster drug discovery and delivery, and has several applications in the pharmaceutical, material sciences and biotechnology industry.
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.
Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn't remain completely flat? Instead, it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange. These sorts of deformations inspired a group of researchers to explore whether they could be used to improve and streamline microfabrication processes.