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Luminescent nano-architectures of gallium arsenide

Scientists have succeeded in growing nanocrystals of gallium arsenide on tiny columns of silicon and germanium. This enables extremely efficient optoelectronic components for important frequency ranges to be realised on silicon chips.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2018

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Remembering really fast

Colossal magnetoresistance at terahertz frequencies in thin composites boosts novel memory devices operated at extremely high speed.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2018

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Researchers turn light upside down

A new metasurface for infrared light is based on boron nitride, a graphene-like 2D material, and was selected because of its capability to manipulate infrared light on extremely small length scales, which could be applied for the development of miniaturized chemical sensors or for heat management in nanoscale optoelectronic devices.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2018

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Reinventing the inductor

Using a new materials-based approach yields a smaller, higher-performing alternative to the classic design.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2018

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Robotic crystals that walk n'roll

Scientists may have come a step closer to innovating soft robots to care for people. Its material, however, is something you may have never expected.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2018

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