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Researchers stack the odds for novel optoelectronic 2-D materials

Stacking layers of nanometer-thin semiconducting materials at different angles is a new approach to designing the next generation of energy-efficient transistors and solar cells. Researchers used the vibrations between two layers to decipher their stacking patterns. Their study provides a platform for engineering two-dimensional materials with optical and electronic properties that strongly depend on stacking configurations.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2016

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Cancer treatment on a cellular level

Scientists are working to develop a gentler treatment that 'tricks' the cancer cells, which would absorb a cytotoxin and therefore be destroyed, while healthy cells would remain unaffected.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2016

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Spinning better electronic devices

Researchers demonstrate a proof-of-concept device that could take advantage of spin of electrons to potentially create more energy efficient electronic devices.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2016

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Meeting the increasing performance demands at millimetre-wave frequencies

Future radar imaging systems and 5G communication systems will generate improved resolution and provide higher data-transmission rates when operated at higher frequencies, but at the cost of increased power consumption. To reduce power consumption, increase performance, and lower costs, the European project INSIGHT is aiming at developing III-V CMOS technology.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2016

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Molecular graphene architectures see the light

Utilizing self-assembly on atomically flat, transparent substrates, a team of scientists has engineered ordered monolayers of molecular networks with photovoltaic responses. The findings open up intriguing possibilities for the bottom-up fabrication of optoelectronic devices with molecular precision.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2016

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A new way to stretch DNA

A technique called acoustic force spectroscopy uses standing sound waves in a fluid channel to tug on DNA and other biomolecules in a precise and easily controllable way, revealing information about the molecules' structure and mechanical properties.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2016

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New direction urged to improve cancer nanotechnology

Researchers involved in a national effort to develop cancer treatments that harness nanotechnology are recommending pivotal changes in the field because experiments with laboratory animals and efforts based on current assumptions about drug delivery have largely failed to translate into successful clinical results.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2016

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