Researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays. The researchers' advancements could one day help reduce electronic waste in the world's landfills.
Researchers have carried out a collaborative study aimed at precisely controlling phase transformations with high spatial precision, which represents a significant step forward in realizing new functionalities in confined dimensions.
Researchers have designed a new type of molecular motor. In contrast to previous designs, this molecule is symmetrical. It comprises two parts, which are connected by a central 'axle' and rotate in opposite directions, just like the wheels of a car.
By using the probe of an atomic force microscope to trigger a local chemical reaction, researchers showed that electrically conductive features as small as four nanometers can be patterned into individual graphene oxide sheets.
Resonators are an important tool in physics. The curved mirrors inside the resonators usually focus light waves that act, for instance, on atoms. Physicists have now managed to build a resonator for electrons and to direct the standing waves thus created onto an artificial atom.
So-called Froehlich condensation, a state in which protein molecules' vibrational modes coalesce at the lowest frequency, was first predicted almost five decades ago, but never experimentally demonstrated until now.