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Flexible ferroelectrics bring two material worlds together

Until recently, 'flexible ferroelectrics' could have been thought of as the same type of oxymoronic phrase. Thanks to a new discovery, scientists have pioneered a new class of materials with advanced functionalities that moves the idea from the realm of irony into reality.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2017

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Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

Engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2017

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Nanoscale view of energy storage

Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step toward building a better battery.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2017

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Giving citizens a voice in the era of nanotechnology

From user communities to school competitions, an EU project has given civil society a stronger voice in the ongoing debate over nanotechnology. The goal is to help ensure societal concerns are incorporated at all levels of decision-making, and that research with the potential to directly benefit citizens is prioritised.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2017

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Crystallography: Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms

Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers have nevertheless been successful in using electron diffraction to reveal the structure of nanocrystals.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2017

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