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Article ID: 713258

Strain Enables New Applications of 2D Materials

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Superconductors’ never-ending flow of electrical current could provide new options for energy storage and superefficient electrical transmission and generation. But the signature zero electrical resistance of superconductors is reached only below a certain critical temperature and is very expensive to achieve. Physicists in Serbia believe they’ve found a way to manipulate superthin, waferlike monolayers of superconductors, thus changing the material’s properties to create new artificial materials for future devices. They discuss their work in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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21-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713247

Brookhaven's Mircea Cotlet Named a Battelle "Inventor of the Year"

Brookhaven National Laboratory

The global science and technology organization Battelle recognized materials scientist Mircea Cotlet of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials for his research in applying self-assembly methods to control the interfaces between nanomaterials and other light-interacting components.

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21-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    17-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712829

Ultra-Clean Fabrication Platform Produces Nearly Ideal 2D Transistors

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering researchers report that they have demonstrated a nearly ideal transistor made from a 2D material stack—with only a two-atom-thick semiconducting layer—by developing a completely clean and damage-free fabrication process. Their method shows vastly improved performance compared to 2D semiconductors fabricated with a conventional process, and could provide a scalable platform for creating ultra-clean devices in the future.

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14-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713060

Big Help from Small Microbes: Electron Transfers to Produce Fuels and Fertilizer

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The team at the BETCy Energy Frontier Research Center is learning how electron transfer processes drive energy-intensive reactions that produce ammonia and other chemicals. Knowing how electrons move could lead to processes that let industrial reactions soar over energy barriers.

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16-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712370

Researchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing

University of Washington

Researchers at the University of Washington, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that they can use extremely high pressure and temperature to introduce other elements into nanodiamonds for applications in bioimaging and quantum computing.

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3-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712213

Novel nanoparticle enhances radiation tumor killing

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB researchers have designed a nanoparticle that generates radiation-induced oxygen free radicals in the low-oxygen center of tumors, dramatically increasing tumor destruction.

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1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711954

Bridge Over Coupled Waters: Scientists 3D-Print All-Liquid ‘Lab on a Chip’

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications – from making battery materials to screening drug candidates.

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25-Apr-2019 3:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711405

New Discovery Makes Fast-Charging, Better Performing Lithium-Ion Batteries Possible

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications.

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16-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT

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