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Magnetic discovery could be tip of the 'ice'berg

A new material, called 'rewritable magnetic charge ice', has an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields. The artificial, magnetically charged structure is formed by manipulating local magnetic charges that set the state of the magnetic 'bits'.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2017

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2D materials enhance a 3D world

Researchers seek to improve optoelectronic devices by adding a 2D layer of molybdenum disulfide to an organic semiconductor, which has similar absorption strengths as molybdenum disulfide.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2017

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Advancing GaN-on-Silicon for scalable high electron mobility transistors

Researchers have advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that make up the device. The team created the high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) structure on a 200 mm silicon substrate with a process that will scale to larger industry-standard wafer sizes.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2017

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Light strikes gold

Scientists advance the precision controlled synthesis of gold nanocrystals, which could create new catalysts that improve industrial energy efficiency.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2017

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Nanoparticle catalysts outperform single metal atoms

Scientists have determined that the active sites for two reactions involving carbon dioxide (carbon monoxide oxidation and water-gas shift) are associated with small platinum particles and not single platinum atoms as previously proposed.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2017

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Sturdy skyrmions stack up

A new form of low-power computing that uses miniscule magnetic whirlpools to store and process data is a step closer to becoming a reality.

Posted: Jan 6th, 2017

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