Analyzing Lithium–Sulfur Batteries in Operando Mode

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A new technique is developed for studying lithium-sulfur batteries in operation: UV/Vis spectroscopy in operando mode.

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Topological insulators: a new approach to spintronics

Nitin Samarth, department head of physics at Penn State, works with the molecular beam epitaxy equipment in his lab. He conducts research to design and build new materials needed for radically new kinds of computer chips that could open the door to a new era of super-fast quantum computers. Credit: Fredric Weber, Penn State University.

New material combination could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic.

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Hybrid electronic transport in peptides

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Researchers show that ionic and electronic conduction occur simultaneously in self-assembled peptide nanostructures.

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Investigating quantum dot photoluminescence

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Researchers have observed drastic shifts in the photoluminescence emission spectra of quantum dots.

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Ice-templating makes flexible and stretchable conductors

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Shu-Hong Yu and his team from USTC have proposed a general and efficient assembly strategy to assemble versatile 1D nanomaterials.

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Taming disorder to get ordered functional architecture

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New research suggests that the introduction of molecular disorder can be the key to enhanced transport properties in organic electronics.

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Unexpected water traces found in semiconducting nanocrystals

Calculated atomic structure of a 5nm diameter nanocrystal passivated with oleate and hydroxyl ligands. Image courtesy of Berkeley Lab.

Results explain the passivation mechanism of semiconducting nanocrystal surfaces.

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Graphene-like material could improve transistor technology

A single macroscopic flake of TGCN.

Triazine-based graphitic carbon nitride has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.

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Doping graphene boron nitride hetrostructures with light

Researchers have demonstrated a technique whereby the electronic properties of GBN heterostructures can be modified with visible light.

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New iron arsenide phase found during superconductivity research

New magnetic phase could have significant implications for our understanding of unconventional superconductivity.

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