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Researchers design and patent graphene biosensors

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is patenting biosensor chips based on graphene, graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes that will improve the analysis of biochemical reactions and accelerate the development of novel drugs.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2015

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High durability and efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Researchers have improved the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells to over 16% while employing cells that were greater than 1 square centimeter. The cells have passed 1,000 Hours of Light Soaking test, which is considered to be a basic criterion for practical use.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2015

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Mind the gap

Scanning tunneling microscopy is used to probe electrons in an unconventional superconductor, and uncovers an unexpected energy gap.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2015

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Made to order: Researchers discover a new form of crystalline matter

Scientists recently discovered a new form of crystalline-like matter in strongly magnetized dusty plasma. A feature of dusty plasmas is that under the proper conditions, usually at higher gas pressures, the dust particles can form self-organized, hexagonal structures - a configuration known as a 'plasma crystal'.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2015

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Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater

A nanometer-thick sheet of molybdenum disulfide riddled with nanopores is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out, a process called desalination.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2015

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