Ribbon-like crystal structure hosts topological surface states

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A multinational team lead by the University of Oxford has discovered a novel topological insulator in the form of Sb-doped Bi2Se3 nanowires.

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Forming perovskite films with ALD from a seed layer

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Researchers have formed perovskite films from a seed layer grown with atomic layer deposition, an standard technology for dielectric materials.

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Two-dimensional materials: electronic structure and many-body effects

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Special issue, guest-edited by F. Guinea, M. I. Katsnelson, and T. O. Wehling, is focused on electronic structure and other properties of 2D materials.

Improved MoS2 catalysts for hydrogen production

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New research has found that “edge-free” monolayer MoS2 films supported by 3D nanoporous gold possess outstanding catalytic activity,

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Si-doped graphene sensors developed

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The Terrones group at The Pennsylvania State University in the US has reported a controlled technique able to dope graphene with silicon atoms.

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Flavonoid-modified surfaces for medical applications

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Researchers have successfully fabricated titanium surfaces chemically functionalized with the flavonoids taxifolin and quercitrin.

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Ultrafast Electrically Tunable Polaritonic Metasurfaces

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Scientists design an electrically reconfigurable optical metasurface by merging plasmonic metamaterials with semiconductor heterostructures.

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Molecular systems for flexible electronics

New research investigates the position of molecular memory on a nanometer-thick film.

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Bubble-free pumping of liquids in space

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Fourth Capillary Channel Flow experiment on the ISS has successfully completed, revealing new possibilities for spaceflight technology and biomedicine.

Polymers to challenge silicon photodetectors

A Chinese research group has taken a molecular engineering approach to optimize the solubility and thin-film morphology of low-bandgap polymers.

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