Breaking Graphene’s Symmetry: New Routes for Nanofluidic Diodes

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Geometric asymmetry is introduced in graphene-based nanofluidic devices to enhance ion current rectification.

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Easy phase transitions spur high piezoelectric responses

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First-principles calculations reveal a flat energy landscape between the coexisting polymorphs in strained BiFeO3 thin films, which may lead to enhanced piezoelectric response.

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Heat Management for Flexible Devices

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Researchers have come up with a unique materials design and integration strategy that can overcome limitations of flexible micro-VCSELs.

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A new concept for quasi-superlattice-based transistors

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Researchers present a new concept for solution-processed low-dimensional metal oxide quasi-superlattice-based transistors with dramatically enhanced electron mobilities.

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Click chemistry in organic electronic devices

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The last decades have witnessed a dramatic advance in organic syntheses from the viewpoint of environmental science and technology. In a review article, Professor Michinobu highlights a novel click reaction inspired by semiconducting polymer doping techniques.

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Threatening Silicon’s Diamond Throne

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Professor Ozin explores a new silicon allotrope with potential for high capacity lithium ion batteries, enhanced efficiency photovoltaics and next generation light emitting diodes.

Polymer Thermoelectrics

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New polymer-inorganic semiconductor composite breaks the record for n-type conducting polymers.

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Rolling Out the Aluminum Carpet for Large-Scale Solar Cell Processing

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Researchers have developed an innovative technique for depositing aluminum metal onto polymeric solar cells during large-scale roll-to-roll processing.

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Inkjet printing now in high-resolution 3D

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Researchers in Korea transform electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing into a new 3D microfabrication technique.

Special issues on Nobel Prizewinning Nitride Semiconductors

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Twin special issues on the Nobel Prize topic “Nitride Semiconductors” have been published in pss (a) and pss (b).