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Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material

November 21, 2017

An atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared…
Theoretical climbing rope could brake falls

July 6, 2016

University of Utah mathematicians showed it is theoretically possible to design ideal climbing ropes to safely slow falling…
Ivy’s powerful grasp could lead to better medical adhesives, stronger battle armor

May 25, 2016

English ivy’s natural glue might hold the key to new approaches to wound healing, stronger armor for the…
Skin deep: researchers solve mystery of parchment origins

December 7, 2015

Parchment” – it sounds ancient and quaint. One variety of it – used in the first truly portable…
Researchers create wind-powered mechanoluminescent lighting material

August 20, 2014

Credit: Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01776E A team of researchers at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute…
Rare material key to computer advances

June 20, 2014

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington have answered fundamental questions about a rare class of materials that could…
Nature’s chemical diversity reflected in Swedish lakes

May 5, 2014

The researchers have analysed the make-up of the dissolved organic matter in 120 lakes from north to south…
Oxide nanosheets trump current state-of-the art capacitor materials

March 20, 2014

Schematic illustration (left) and cross-sectional high-resolution TEM image (right) of the all-nanosheet ultrathin capacitor. Electronics are getting smaller…
Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity

February 21, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that…
New bone-like material is lighter than water but as strong as steel

February 4, 2014

Lighter, stronger, better. Jens Bauer Materials shape human progress – think stone age or bronze age. The 21st century…
Will 2-D tin be the next super material?

November 22, 2013

Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature…
Update: A New Topological Insulator Breaks Symmetry, and That’s a Good Thing

November 18, 2013

Scientists working at SLAC, Stanford, Oxford, Berkeley Lab and in Tokyo have discovered a new type of quantum…
A new topological insulator breaks symmetry, and that’s a good thing

November 6, 2013

In this drawing of the asymmetric topological insulator BiTeCl, the bottom surface contains an excess of electrons while…
Mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer

October 11, 2013

Rice lab’s mix of nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer  A discovery at Rice University aims…
Spectral analysis reveals Moon might have had water when it was formed

August 28, 2013

A research team with members from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the US Geological Survey has…
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