Busy bees fuel the semiconductor sector

Emission from carbon dots at different excitation wavelengths,

A team of researchers from Hefei, China use bee pollens in the synthesis of carbon dots with applications in bioimaging and catalysis.

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Thermally Controlled MOF Europium Transport for Explosives Detection

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A thermoresponsive MOF structure is demonstrated to capture/release europium ions for the detection of explosives at room temperature and below.

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Efficient protein conductors for bioelectronics

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Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science present an insightful view of the copper binding site in Azurin and its role in solid-state electron transport.

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A toolbox for tuning the electronic structure in organic self-assembled monolayers

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A modular concept is developed to tune the electronic structure in organic self-assembled monolayers and their interfaces.

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The End is Just the Beginning: A Review of End-Functional Poly(3-Hexylthiophene)

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Craig Hawker and co-workers from UC Santa Barbara review the synthesis and many applications of end-functionalized poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT).

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With rose petals to stretchable electronics

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The use of natural substrates as masters to create elastomeric replicas for stretchable electronic devices is demonstrated.

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Towards spintronics: integrating magnetic semiconductors

Researchers have successfully deposited high quality dilute magnetic semiconductor thin films on lead magneisum niobate titanate single crystals.

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DNA-based Boolean logic

Danish researchers have successfully constructed a universal DNA based Boolean logic gate system.

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Investigating next generation LED materials

Nitridolithoaluminate phosphor (Tolhurst et al.)

Research from a Canadian-German collaboration focuses on a next generation nitrido­litho­alumi­nate phosphor, SLA, as a breakthrough material.

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Optical antennas for switchable holographic smart pixels

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Researchers from University of Cambridge have proposed a new type of multi-functional pixel elements for next generation holographic display technologies.

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