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Researchers synthesize material for efficient plasmonic devices in mid-infrared range

A research team has identified and synthesized a material that can be used to create efficient plasmonic devices that respond to light in the mid-infrared range. This is the first time anyone has demonstrated a material that performs efficiently in response to this light range, and it has applications in fields ranging from high-speed computers, to solar energy to biomedical devices.

Feb 16th, 2015

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Discovery of new ferroelectric silicate materials

Scientists have succeeded in the synthesis of new ferroelectric silicates with a tetrahedral coordination. The mechanism for the evolution of ferroelectricity was studied by both experiments and theoretical calculations.

Feb 16th, 2015

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Buckybowls for molecular circuits

Corannulene is a carbon molecule with a unique shape (similar to the better known fullerene) and promising properties. Scientists carried out computer simulations of the molecule's properties and discovered that it might help overcome the difficulties building molecular circuits.

Feb 16th, 2015

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Researchers glimpse distortions in atomic structure of materials

Researchers are using a technique they developed to observe minute distortions in the atomic structure of complex materials, shedding light on what causes these distortions and opening the door to studies on how such atomic-scale variations can influence a material's properties.

Feb 13th, 2015

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