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).

Following the Roadmap to Improved Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Jim Yang Lee and colleagues have designed a clever method to apply the concept of traffic engineering to the electron transport in lithium-ion batteries.

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Sensitive Electrochemical Detection of Persistent Toxic Substances

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Impedance spectroscopy allows sensitive, simple, cheap devices for the quantitative detection of persistent toxic pollutants.

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Switchable dielectric properties of an organic salt

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An organic salt is observed to undergo switching of the dielectric constant in response to temperature.

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Molecular arithmetic operation on a single DNA platform

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Diverse advanced logic circuits are fabricated to implement arithmetic functions based on a simple and single molecular beacon platform.

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Towards seamless bionic interfaces

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New research solves two major problems in strechable electronics: poor adhesion and troublesome photopatterning.

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Perovskite solar cells: more than just a fad?

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Michael Grätzel et al. show excellent device stability for perovskite solar cells tested outdoors in the hot, humid climate of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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