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Discharge Plasma -- Like Lightning -- Can Enhance Food Growth and Preservation

Electrical engineer Koichi Takaki has used nanosecond-long pulses of high-voltage electricity and discharge plasma -- like that found in lightning -- to promote the growth of fruits, vegetables and edible fungi and to preserve the freshness of a...
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Probing Electronic Properties to Engineer New Materials

The scientific community is gearing up for the ultimate challenge -- to race the speed of light. In this quest, they are tinkering with the electronic and magnetic properties of new materials to improve the performance and capabilities of logic,...
17-Oct-2018 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New PMLD Technique Improves Tools to Form Organic Multilayers

Researchers have developed a new class of molecular layer deposition chemistry that paves the way for a new photoactivated molecular layer deposition technique. They report that their new method will expand the tool kit for forming covalently bound...
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Avoiding and Leveraging Defects in Thin Films for Next-Generation Technologies

The next generation of phones, computers and wearable devices requires materials that can meet extraordinary demands. Engineers and physicists aim to meet these needs by developing new materials that can perform faster while using less energy....
17-Oct-2018 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Use New AI Techniques in Clinical Trials for Personalized Cancer Treatment

Researchers are finding new ways to use artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to enhance treatments, from routine dental techniques to attacking cancerous tissue. At the AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibition, Oct. 21-26, Dean Ho will...
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Building the Ion Implanters that Make Next-Generation Technology Possible

As the phones get slimmer, the optics crisper and the processors faster, have you ever wondered what is happening behind the scenes that make these remarkable achievements possible? During the AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibition, Oct....
16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Deposition Method Yields Effective Transition-Metal Nitride Thin Films

Imagine a coating as hard as a diamond and a fraction the thickness of a human hair. Researchers are exploring new approaches to create resilient thin films that could be used in a variety of electronic applications from cutting tools to the...
17-Oct-2018 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Modeling Surface Chemistry and Predicting New Materials

The ruddy flakes of a rusted nail are a sure sign that an undesirable chemical reaction has occurred at the surface. Understanding how molecules and atoms behave with each other, especially at surfaces, is central to managing both desirable chemical...
25-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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