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The slower they turn, the brighter they glow

Scientists have discovered that by combining copper with organic molecules, they can create metal complexes that exhibit photoluminescence. What?s more, by varying the sizes of those organic molecules, they can control the brightness of the emitted light.

Nov 14th, 2018

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When electric fields make spins swirl

Researchers report the discovery of small and ferroelectrically tunable skyrmions. This work introduces new compelling advantages that bring skyrmion research a step closer to application.

Nov 14th, 2018

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Using fine-tuning for record-breaking solar cell performance

Materials scientists have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power conversion efficiency of 12.25 percent on a surface area measuring one square centimetre.

Nov 13th, 2018

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Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

Researchers succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed upconverting nanoparticles that not only convert infrared light into UV-visible light, but also are water-soluble, remain stable in complex body fluids such as blood serum, and can be used to store medications.

Nov 13th, 2018

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