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Doping powers new thermoelectric material

Researchers report that doping tin selenide with sodium boosts its performance as a thermoelectric material, pushing it toward usefulness. The doped material produces a significantly greater amount of electricity than the undoped material, given the same amount of heat input.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2015

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Coming to a monitor near you: a defect-free, molecule-thick film

An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science. Monolayers hold promise in the development of transparent LED displays, ultra-high efficiency solar cells, photo detectors and nanoscale transistors.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2015

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Whisper gallery modes in silicon nanocones intensify luminescence

Silicon nanocones generate 200 times as much infrared luminescence as comparably sized nanocolumns when excited by visible light. Modelling and experimental results show that due to their geometry, cones are able to sustain what is referred to as whispering gallery modes at infrared wavelengths which can intensify the silicon luminescence. New applications are conceivable, including silicon-based nanolasers.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2015

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Peering into cell structures where neurodiseases emerge

A latticework of tiny tubes called microtubules gives your cells their shape and also acts like a railroad track that essential proteins travel on. But if there is a glitch in the connection between train and track, diseases can occur. Researchers reveal for the first time - atom by atom - the structure of one of these proteins bound to a microtubule.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2015

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Quantum insulation

Two physical phenomena, localization and ergodicity-breaking, are conjoined in new experimental and theoretical work.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2015

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Dimensionality transition in a newly created material

Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide surprised both physicists and engineers, as it revealed features previously unobserved in any other material.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2015

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New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2015

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Turning metals into insulators and back again

Researchers have examined the effect of ultrafast laser pulses on a low temperature superconducting material. Studying the way that light interacts with the superconductor at room temperature - and the effects of laser pulses on the material - gives insight into the change between metals and insulators.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2015

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