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Biodegradable, flexible silicon transistors

Researchers have developed a new biodegradable silicon transistor based on a material derived from wood, opening the door for green, flexible, low-cost portable electronics in future.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2015

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Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

Scientists have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades. Their simple theory is expected to open up the study of glasses to non-experts and undergraduates as well as inspire breakthroughs in novel nanomaterials.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2015

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Building a better semiconductor

In a new paper, scientists detail how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will more easily allow an electrical current to pass through.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2015

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Nanowaveguides open a new route to photonics

A new route to ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry has been discovered. Researchers have developed a technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides, an essential requirement for high-performance optical communications and chip-scale quantum computing.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2015

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Helium 'balloons' offer new path to control complex materials

Researchers ave developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions. The technique advances the understanding and use of complex oxide materials that boast unusual properties such as superconductivity and colossal magnetoresistance but are notoriously difficult to control.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2015

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