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Multitasking monolayers

Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the result of a new process that naturally produces patterned monolayers that can act as a base for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2017

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Quantum computing building blocks

Scientists invent a new approach to creating ordered patterns of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond, a promising approach to storing and computing quantum data.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2017

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Functionalizing an AFM tip with a single hydrogen atom

Researchers demonstrated the controlled vertical manipulation of a single hydrogen (H) atom using the tip of an atomic force microscope sensor and its application in characterizing and engineering silicon dangling bond-based structures of relevance to nanoelectronic devices.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2017

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Topological quantum chemistry

Researchers have found a way to determine whether a crystal is a topological insulator - and to predict crystal structures and chemical compositions in which new ones can arise.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2017

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Based on battery technology and made from layers of black phosphorus that are only a few atoms thick, the new device generates small amounts of electricity when it is bent or pressed even at the extremely low frequencies characteristic of human motion.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2017

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