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Spin defects under control

Boron nitride is a technologically interesting material because it is very compatible with other two-dimensional crystalline structures....

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UMass Amherst team discovers use of elasticity to position microplates on curved 2D fluids

A team of polymer science and engineering researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has demonstrated for the first time that...

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The spintronics technology revolution could be just a hopfion away

A decade ago, the discovery of quasiparticles called magnetic skyrmions provided important new clues into how microscopic spin textures...

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Scientists watch 2D puddles of electrons emerge in a 3D superconducting material

Creating a two-dimensional material, just a few atoms thick, is often an arduous process requiring sophisticated equipment. So scientists...

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Lighting the way to folding next-level origami

Origami may sound more like art than science, but a complex folding pathway that proteins use to determine their shape has been harnessed...

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Energy transmission by gold nanoparticles coupled to DNA structures

Using DNA structures as scaffolds, Tim Liedl, a scientist of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, has shown that precisely...

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A breakthrough that enables practical semiconductor spintronics

It may be possible in the future to use information technology where electron spin is used to store, process and transfer information in...

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SMART discovers the science behind varying performance of different colored LEDs

Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research...

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Optically active defects improve carbon nanotubes

The properties of carbon-based nanomaterials can be altered and engineered through the deliberate introduction of certain structural...

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Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices

Ferroelectric materials are used in many devices, including memories, capacitors, actuators and sensors. These devices are commonly used...

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UConn Researchers Find Bubbles Speed Up Energy Transfer

Energy flows through a system of atoms or molecules by a series of processes such as transfers, emissions, or decay. You can visualize...

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A new, positive approach could be the key to next-generation, transparent electronics

A new study, out this week, could pave the way to revolutionary, transparent electronics. Such see-through devices could potentially be...

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Designing selective membranes for batteries using a drug discovery toolbox

Membranes that allow certain molecules to quickly pass through while blocking others are key enablers for energy technologies from...

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Entropy measurements reveal exotic effect in "magic-angle" graphene

Most materials go from being solids to liquids when they are heated. One rare counter-example is helium-3, which can solidify upon...

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Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics

The idea of implantable sensors that continuously transmit information on vital values and concentrations of substances or drugs in the...

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