Controlling the way fluorinated polymer chains twist and turn may enable fast and flexible electrical circuits. The findings may offer substantial impact on the development of new polymer-type materials used in flexible electronic applications.
Researchers have now introduced the first CVD method for producing degradable polymers. Biomolecules or drugs can be attached by means of special side groups. This introduces new possibilities for applications like the coating of biodegradable implants.
Scientists have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Specifically, they found that the entire surface of MoS2 can be used as a catalyst, not just the edges of the material.
Majorana fermions are particles that could potentially be used as information units for a quantum computer. An experiment by physicists has confirmed their theory that Majorana fermions can be generated and measured on a superconductor at the end of wires made from single iron atoms.
A collaborative effort between research groups demonstrates that the physical properties of SrTiO3, or strontium titanate, in its single crystal form can be changed by a relatively simple electrical treatment. SrTi03 is a mineral often studied for its superconducting properties.