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A catalytic balancing act

In a new study, researchers used a new and counterintuitive approach to create a better catalyst that supports one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2017

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Washable solar cells

A new stretchy and washable organic solar cell has opened up the possibility of textile-integrated solar power.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2017

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Escaping silicon

An alternative fabrication scheme for microscale semiconductor lasers could expand the applications of on-chip lasers beyond conventional silicon.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2017

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Nanoparticle gel formation revealed

Studies by a research team utilizing high-brightness x-rays provide important insight into a key question that has long puzzled scientists, namely, why do nanoparticle gels take so long to form after a quench even though the constituent nanoparticles are rapidly diffusing through the suspension?

Posted: Dec 21st, 2017

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A particle like slow light

Scientists made a remarkable discovery: Particles known as 'Weyl fermions' were discovered in materials with strong interaction between electrons. Just like light particles, they have no mass but nonetheless they move extremely slowly.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2017

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