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Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way

December 6, 2017

Sandia, University of California project aimed at reducing cost of hydrogen fuel cells   Replacing your everyday gas…
This “nanocavity” may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and other optoelectronic devices

May 16, 2016

The future of movies and manufacturing may be in 3-D, but electronics and photonics are going 2-D; specifically,…
Molybdenum disulfide holds promise for light absorption

May 5, 2016

Mechanics know molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a useful lubricant in aircraft and motorcycle engines and in the CV…
2D superconductor surviving in high magnetic fields over 50 Tesla

December 11, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered a 2D superconductor, which is realized on the surface of…
Promising technique improves hydrogen production of affordable alternative to platinum

October 27, 2015

Scientists have demonstrated that microwaves can help create nanostructured molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) catalysts with an improved ability to…
Way cheaper catalyst may lower fuel costs for hydrogen-powered cars

October 8, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a catalyst…
Researchers Build Atomically-Thin Gas and Chemical Sensors

February 19, 2015

The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal…
Scientists Discover a Better Metal Contact that Improves Two-Dimensional Transistor Performance

January 20, 2015

Two-dimensional (2D) materials* such as molybdenum-disulfide (MoS2) are attracting much attention for future electronic and photonic applications ranging…
Update: Piezoelectricity in 2-D semiconductor holds promise for future MEMS

December 23, 2014

 A door has been opened to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectronic devices, as well…
New Way to Move Atomically Thin Semiconductors for Use in Extremely Flexible Devices

November 17, 2014

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are…
Scientists create dual-purpose film for energy storage, hydrogen catalysis

November 5, 2014

Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found…
Unconventional photoconduction in an atomically thin semiconductor

October 8, 2014

It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer…
A proposed valleytronics material: Peculiar electronic states and their control in a 2D material

September 3, 2014

A research group lead by Professor Yoshihiro Iwasa of the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Quantum-Phase…
Pressure probing potential photoelectronic manufacturing compound

August 5, 2014

Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and…
Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

June 30, 2014

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic…
Silicon alternatives key to future computers, consumer electronics

June 6, 2014

This graphic depicts the structure of an extremely thin semiconductor called molybdenum disulfide, which is particularly promising for…
Nanoelectronics: First Measurement of Moly’s Thermal Conductivity

May 30, 2014

Angela Hight Walker of PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division and colleagues have succeeded in measuring a previously…
Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices

September 6, 2013

A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has…
A nanosheet transistor: Precise control of superconductivity by voltage application

March 5, 2013

Research group at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Quantum-Phase Electronics Center have produced a field-effect…
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