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28 Sep 2017
The theoretical discovery of transparent particles that break the previously accepted limit of visibility opens a new door in the search for perfect transparency.
A little tension yields enormous solar crystals
26 Sep 2017
New evidence of surface-initiated crystallization may improve the efficiency of printable photovoltaic materials.
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22 Sep 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) held a 3D printing gala to showcase the future of 3D printing.
18 Sep 2017
Fluorescent polymer points the finger at traces of explosive devices.
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18 Sep 2017
A simple and versatile technique for manufacturing hybrid lasers on different materials opens the door to new applications for photonic devices.
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18 Sep 2017
The key to ultrathin high-efficiency sensors and solar cells could be materials covered with tiny trenches.
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12 Sep 2017
Japanese researchers have helped discover, analyze and commercialize novel conducting materials and products, such as zirconia-based gas sensors and lithium-ion batteries.
Improving earthquake resistance with a single crystal
05 Sep 2017
A new heating method for certain metals could lead to improved earthquake-resistant construction materials.
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04 Sep 2017
Solid crystals that self-assemble to form channels for an electric current could make safer batteries.
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01 Sep 2017
Investigation of paper-based electronics continues to advance, showing exciting signs of progress.
Dark materials squeeze green fuel from sunlight
28 Aug 2017
Metallic nanostructures that slow down light dramatically can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen fuel generation.
Shape-shifters soak up sunshine
28 Aug 2017
Photosensitive perovskites change shape when exposed to light.
Domain pattern control in ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 nanorods
28 Aug 2017
Nagoya University-led international collaboration develops new approach to advanced sensor and energy harvesting devices based on controlling domain alignment in nanostructured ferroelectric materials.
High resolution images were obtained, particularly in the Z axis direction, when brain slices were wrapped with a CYTOP® nanosheet (B, C), whereas the control sample yielded blurred images (A).
25 Aug 2017
A nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes.
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24 Aug 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has made a surprising discovery: Making better batteries via real-time TEM obervation.
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23 Aug 2017
A new algorithm could help scientists decide the best atomic structures for the materials they design.
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23 Aug 2017
A new generation biopolymer based solid polymer electrolyte has been formulated for energy harvesting by fabricating dye-sensitized solar cells. The fabricated DSSCs achieved more than 10% of energy conversion efficiency.
3D particle tracking? There's an app for that
20 Aug 2017
Smartphones put state-of-the-art 3D particle tracking in the hands of the masses.
14 Aug 2017
Using a green LED as a detector can help to boost data transmission rates
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14 Aug 2017
Determining the thermal properties of a versatile material could lead to new applications in energy storage, optoelectronic and flexible electronic devices
Fewer defects from a 2D approach
13 Aug 2017
Flatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensors.
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10 Aug 2017
A soft, stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone.
Magnon circular birefringence: polarization rotation of spin waves and its applications
31 Jul 2017
An international team of researchers from Thailand, USA and Japan, has conducted a thorough study of an exotic behavior of material called “noncentrosymmetric antiferromagnet.”
Nature provides a key to repelling liquids
30 Jul 2017
A nature-based technique paves the way for cheaper and environmentally friendly liquid-repellent materials.
Prof Sun Fei and the new protein-based hydrogel developed by his team
28 Jul 2017
A research team led by Prof SUN Fei, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
25 Jul 2017
A South Korean researcher, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has recently been listed in the 2017 "Highly Prolific Authors" for Nano Letters by ACS Publications.
A new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals
25 Jul 2017
Researchers have developed a new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals.
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25 Jul 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 %.

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