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Macromolecular order in the plastic kingdom

Researchers have found out how the regularity of polypropylene molecules and thermal treatment affect the mechanical properties of the end product. Their new insights make it possible to synthesize a material with predetermined properties, such as elasticity or hardness.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2018

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Materials research team lights the way for more efficient LEDs

New research ha revealed that nanocrystals made of cesium lead halide perovskites is the first discovered material which the ground exciton state is 'bright', making it an attractive candidate for more efficient solid-state lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Posted: Jan 31st, 2018

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Clustered quantum dots could improve HD TV

Scientists have been working to develop a new process, which could lead to a new generation of high-definition (HD), paving the way for brighter, lighter and more energy efficient TVs and smart devices.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2018

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Letting molecular robots swarm like birds

Researchers have developed DNA-assisted molecular robots that autonomously swarm in response to chemical and physical signals, paving the way for developing future nano-machines.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2018

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