Tiny microbots clean up water

Max Planck researchers have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollutions from contaminated water.

Photocatalytic degradation of dye pollutants

A WO3–graphene photocatalyst has been developed that can efficiently degrade the dye Rhodamine B.

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Green, biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a Li-Ion battery material

The biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a TiO2/reduced graphene oxide composite is developed for a high-performance Li-ion battery material.

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Highly Detective Photodetector Based on Graphene-Silicon Heterojunction

Researchers devise a highly detective photodetector based on graphene-silicon heterojunctions with interface improvement by introducing a thin interfacial oxide layer.

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Magnetoelectric Oxide Gates to Enable Graphene Spintronics

The ability to electrically control magnetism in a gate dielectric is demonstrated by physicists at North Carolina State University.

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2D Materials – Beyond Silicone and Graphene

Michael Bojdys introduces a new class of two-dimensional polymeric materials for semiconductors.

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Anisotropic interlayer coupling in atomically thin ReS2

Atomically thin transition-metal-dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have recently attracted a lot of research interest. Like graphene, they can be prepared as two-dimensional crystals by exfoliation. Unlike graphene, they are semiconductors with large band gaps, which make them interesting for potential optoelectronic device applications. While TMDCs based on group-VI metals like Molybdenum and Tungsten, such as MoS2 and […]

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Carbononics – a new special issue in pss RRL

A Carbononics special issue in pss RRL – integrating electronics, photonics and spintronics with graphene quantum dots.

Best of Advanced Optical Materials 2015 – Now online

Advanced Optical Materials has made a selection of the best original articles from 2015 available to download for free.

Shallow donor in natural MoS2

Molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) has recently emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional semiconductors. Impressive field-effect transistors, integrated circuits, phototransistors and sensors based on single and multilayers exfoliated from natural MoS2 have been demonstrated. However, the donor that gives rise to free carriers in the devices is still not known. Investigation of the electronic structure […]

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