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New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This state, known as a quantum spin liquid, causes electrons - thought to be indivisible building blocks of nature - to break into pieces.

Apr 4th, 2016

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Catching more of the sun

Combining quantum dots and organic molecules can enable solar cells to capture more of the sun's light, researchers report.

Apr 4th, 2016

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Carbon nanotubes move into the fast lane

For the first time, researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster than bulk water, by an order of magnitude.

Apr 4th, 2016

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Nanoparticles can grow in cubic shape

Scientists show how originally spherical nucleus can transform into cube with high surface-to-volume ratio. These nanocubes are available to be used in practice, and may interest many designers of new materials.

Apr 4th, 2016

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