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A catalytic balancing act

In a new study, researchers used a new and counterintuitive approach to create a better catalyst that supports one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Dec 22nd, 2017

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Washable solar cells

A new stretchy and washable organic solar cell has opened up the possibility of textile-integrated solar power.

Dec 22nd, 2017

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Escaping silicon

An alternative fabrication scheme for microscale semiconductor lasers could expand the applications of on-chip lasers beyond conventional silicon.

Dec 22nd, 2017

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Nanoparticle gel formation revealed

Studies by a research team utilizing high-brightness x-rays provide important insight into a key question that has long puzzled scientists, namely, why do nanoparticle gels take so long to form after a quench even though the constituent nanoparticles are rapidly diffusing through the suspension?

Dec 21st, 2017

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A particle like slow light

Scientists made a remarkable discovery: Particles known as 'Weyl fermions' were discovered in materials with strong interaction between electrons. Just like light particles, they have no mass but nonetheless they move extremely slowly.

Dec 21st, 2017

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Researchers discover a Valleytronics route towards reversible computer

By harnessing the unusual electrical properties of 2D materials such as few-layer black phosphorus and topological Weyl/Dirac semimetal thin films, researchers designed a versatile all-electric-controlled valley filter and demonstrated, for the first time, a concrete working design of valleytronic logic gate capable of performing the full set of two-input Boolean logics.

Dec 21st, 2017

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