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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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Artificial molecules

Scientists have developed a new technique that enables for the first time the manufacture of complexly structured tiny objects joining together microspheres.

Apr 1st, 2016

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Ferroelectric localized field enhanced nanowire photodetectors

Researchers have designed a high-performance nanowire photodetector with side-gated structure by combining ferroelectric materials and nanowires, and the as-fabricated device can be employed to reduce the dark current and increase the sensitivity of the photodetectors.

Mar 31st, 2016

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Flat boron is a superconductor

Scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. In fact, it may be the only 2-D material with such potential.

Mar 31st, 2016

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New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms

Using coherent X-rays, a new technique has been discovered for sensing motion and velocity of small groups of atoms. This advance gives an unprecedented, nanoscale view of disordered objects as they are being created - like the thin films used to make solar cells and LCD screens.

Mar 31st, 2016

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