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Accelerating the discovery of organic electronic materials through data-driven molecular design

Researchers accelerate the discovery of organic electronic materials through data-driven design: curating 117K compounds with quantum-predicted properties to train ML models and enable ultra-large-scale screening.

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Innovative perovskite technology paves way for greener optoelectronics

Researchers developed a method for creating tin halide perovskites, leading to thin films with optoelectronic properties for devices like PeLEDs, under the lead-free, less toxic DROP-IT project, enhancing commercial applications in optoelectronics.

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Extremely rapid aerosol-assembly method enables scalable manufacturing of well-ordered nanoparticle structures

Researchers have developed a dramatically faster, simpler nanoparticle assembly technique using an ultrasonic spray nozzle to generate a nanoparticle-laden aerosol. This facilitates rapid fabrication of highly ordered nanoparticle monolayers over large surface areas, unlocking applications from flexible electronics to next-gen solar cells.

December 9, 2023

Empowering optical tweezers with 'biometric eyes'

Breakthrough method combining CRISPR assays with optothermal optical tweezers enables precise DNA identification and manipulation, promising advancements in genetic testing and nanophotonics.

December 9, 2023

Conjoined 'racetracks' make new optical device possible

Researchers discuss their development of the new microcomb, which overcomes the inherent optical limitations ofultra-low-loss silicon nitride by generating pulses in pairs.

December 9, 2023

New lipid nanoparticle shows muscle-specific mRNA delivery, reduces off-target effects

Study findings make significant contribution to generating tissue-specific ionizable lipids and prompts rethinking of mRNA vaccine design principles.

December 9, 2023

World's highest-performance eco-friendly quantum dot photosensor with no external power source required

Researchers have successfully developed an ultra-thin, high-performance photosensor based on eco-friendly quantum dots. They have successfully implemented a wearable pulse sensor that works stably on the skin.

December 8, 2023

Researchers safely integrate fragile 2D materials into devices

The advance opens a path to next-generation devices with unique optical and electronic properties.

December 8, 2023

Quantum dot solar cells meet MXene for simultaneous efficiency and stability gains

Researchers developed a stabilization technology that simultaneously increases efficiency and stability by applying MXene to quantum dot photovoltaic cells - The introduction of MXene is expected to improve the performance of various electronic devices.

December 8, 2023

Blend of past to present yields stunningly robust nano vacuum tube transistor

Researchers developed an ultra-small nano vacuum tube transistor that stably operates in atmospheric pressure without being affected by extreme environments.

December 8, 2023

Plant-inspired liquid metal actuators unlock new potential for flexible robotics

Researchers have utilized liquid metal to construct programmable photothermal actuators based on asymmetric thermal expansion.

December 8, 2023

Flexible metal-organic frameworks mimic origami folding at molecular scale

Researchers develop a crystalline porous metal-organic framework that precisely mimics origami folding patterns, introducing stimuli-responsive materials that reversibly change shape at molecular dimensions.

December 8, 2023

New open-source platform cuts costs for running AI

Researchers have released a new, open-source platform called Cascade that can run artificial intelligence models in a way that slashes expenses and energy costs while dramatically improving performance.

December 8, 2023

Giant doubts about giant exomoons

The extrasolar planets Kepler-1625b and Kepler-1708b are supposedly the home worlds of the first known exomoons. A new study now comes to a different conclusion.

December 8, 2023

Ancient stars made extraordinarily heavy elements

How heavy can an element be? Scientists have found that ancient stars were capable of producing elements with atomic masses greater than 260, heavier than any element on the periodic table found naturally on Earth. The finding deepens our understanding of element formation in stars.

December 8, 2023

Ultrasound-steered microvehicles navigate mouse brain blood vessels for targeted drug delivery

Researchers have shown for the first time that microvehicles can be steered through blood vessels in the brains of mice using ultrasound. They hope that this will eventually lead to treatments capable of delivering drugs with pinpoint precision.

December 7, 2023

Breakthrough in tribology: making boundary friction predictable

Researchers have succeeded in clarifying the mechanisms of boundary lubrication and making them predictable. This opens a path to new design possibilities for high-performance tribosystems.

December 7, 2023

Optical and electrically driven single-molecular Raman switch

Researchers demonstrate a single-molecular Raman switch, which is controlled not only by an applied voltage, but also by optical inputs with different directions.

December 7, 2023