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Mission possible: This device will self-destruct when heated

Researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices, a step toward greatly reducing electronic waste and boosting sustainability in device manufacturing. They also developed a radio-controlled trigger that could remotely activate self-destruction on demand.

May 22nd, 2015

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Simulations predict 2D flat liquid

Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid. This prediction pushes the boundaries of possible phases of materials further than ever before.

May 21st, 2015

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Turn that defect upside down

Twin boundaries - which are small, symmetrical defects in materials - may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.

May 21st, 2015

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Defects can 'Hulk-up' materials

Researchers demonstrated that by irradiating a thermoelectric semiconductor with high-energy alpha particles, they can control native defects in the crystal so that these defects actually enhance the performance of the thermoelectric material by a factor of up to ten.

May 21st, 2015

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