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Researchers develop highly stable perovskite solar cells

A recent study has presented a highly stable perovskite solar cells, using edged-selectively fluorine functionalized graphene nano-platelets. This breakthrough has gotten much attention as it is made out of fluorine, a low-cost alternative to gold.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2017

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Researchers greenlight gas detection at room temperature

Newly developed nanocomposite sensors are based on zinc and indium oxides, and their efficiency is maximized by green light illumination. The proposed device could be used to detect combustible, explosive, or poisonous substances in the atmosphere even at low concentrations.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2017

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Watching catalysts evolve in 3D

Scientists reveal structural, chemical changes as nickel-cobalt particles donate electrons, vital for making better batteries, fuel cells.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2017

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Jumping nanoparticles

Transitions occurring in nanoscale systems, such as a chemical reaction or the folding of a protein, are strongly affected by friction and thermal noise. Such transitions occur most frequently at intermediate friction, an effect known as Kramers turnover.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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Scientists break new ground in memory technology

An international research team pioneered the development of a novel thin, organic film that supports a million more times read-write cycles and consumes 1,000 times less power than commercial flash memories.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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Scientists write 'traps' for light with tiny ink droplets

A microscopic 'pen' that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a commercially available printing technique could be used for sensing, biotechnology, lasers, and studying the interaction between light and matter.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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