Scientists have discovered an entirely new class of materials based on boranes that might have widespread potential applications, including improved diagnostic tools for cancer and other diseases as well as low-cost solar energy cells.
Researchers develop a method for sensing the electric field generated in semiconductor devices during operation. The technique is demonstrated for a diamond device, with nitrogen?vacancy centers acting as local electric-field probes, subject to bias voltages up to 150 volt.
Scientists ran a series of hard particle simulations to study melting in two-dimensional systems. Specifically, the team explored how particle shape affects the physics of a 2-D solid-to-fluid melting transition.
Researchers have developed a new fluorescence microscopy method: STEDD (Stimulation Emission Double Depletion) nanoscopy produces images of highest resolution with suppressed background. The new method yields an enhanced image quality, which is advantageous when analyzing three-dimensional, densely arranged subcellular structures.