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NUS researchers solve decades-old problem of how to uniformly switch memristors

Lack of uniformity is possibly the biggest challenge in today's technology of memristor devices as it gives rise to problems like inconsi...

Why disordered light-harvesting systems produce ordered outcomes

Scientists typically prefer to work with ordered systems. However, a diverse team of physicists and biophysicists from the University of ...

Developing the fastest and most sensitive graphene microwave bolometer

Bolometers are devices that measure the power of incident electromagnetic radiation thru the heating of materials, which exhibit a temper...

Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers

Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers' speed and cut their power consumption more than a thou...

The right formula for scaling production of promising material to decontaminate water

An international team of researchers have found a way to refine and reliably produce an unpredictable and hard-to-control material that c...

Hyperbolic metamaterials exhibit 2T physics

Metamaterials--nanoengineered structures designed for precise control and manipulation of electromagnetic waves--have enabled such innova...

New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses

In the September issue of the journal Nature, scientists from Texas A&M University, Hewlett Packard Labs and Stanford University have des...

Controlling ultrastrong light-matter coupling at room temperature

Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with colleagues in Russia and Poland, have managed to achieve ultrast...

Anti-reflective coating inspired by fly eyes

The eyes of many insects, including the fruit fly, are covered by a thin and transparent coating made up of tiny protuberances with anti-...

Physicists make electrical nanolasers even smaller

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and King's College London cleared the obstacle that had prevented the cre...

Shining a light on disordered and fractal systems

Researchers led by the University of Tsukuba studied the vibrational modes of an intrinsically disordered protein to understand its anoma...

Harnessing DNA molecules for disease detection and electronics

DNA molecules express heredity through genetic information. However, in the past few years, scientists have discovered that DNA can condu...

Great progress for electronic gadgets of the future

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found a completely new method to check the electronic prope...

Floating graphene on a sheet of calcium atoms

Adding calcium to a composite graphene-substrate structure creates a high transition-temperature (Tc) superconductor. In a new study, an ...

Nano-microscope gives first direct observation of the magnetic properties of 2-D materials

Australian researchers and their colleagues from Russia and China have shown that it is possible to study the magnetic properties of ultr...

Understanding electron transport in graphene nanoribbons

Graphene is a modern wonder material possessing unique properties of strength, flexibility and conductivity whilst being abundant and rem...

Machine-learning helps sort out massive materials' databases

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of materials that contain nano-sized pores. These pores give MOFs record-breaking internal su...

Transistor-integrated cooling for a more powerful chip

Managing the heat generated in electronics is a huge problem, especially with the constant push to reduce the size and pack as many trans...

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