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First ultra-low threshold continuous-wave lasing in Germanium-Tin

Researchers have implemented a new material engineering method to fabricate a laser microdisk in strained Germanium-Tin (GeSn) alloy. They demonstrate for the first time the laser device with a group IV compound, compatible with Silicon, operating with ultra-low threshold and under continuous wave excitation.

Mar 25th, 2020

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A genetic nano-toolkit for the generation of new bacterial magnetic nanoparticles

Scientists have developed a modular system for the genetic reprogramming of bacteria, thereby turning the organisms into cell factories for multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles that combine various useful functions and properties. Because of their exceptional magnetic properties and good biocompatibility, these nanoparticles might be a promising new material in the biomedical and biotechnological field.

Mar 24th, 2020

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Engineered nanowrappers carry and release tiny cargo

Scientists have discovered a new method for creating hollow metallic nanostructures with regularly spaced and sized pores. The pores are large and regular enough to carry molecule or nanoscale-size particles of drugs and other substances.

Mar 24th, 2020

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Wrapped, layered semiconductors catch the light

Researchers discovered a new way to integrate semiconductor layers to make heterostructures. They found that layers of different compounds of tin and sulfur spontaneously separated during synthesis. This unique structure translates into excellent light absorption and energy transfer properties.

Mar 24th, 2020

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