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Dissolvable Materials Look Toward ‘Greener’ Future

October 28th, 2014

A research group, lead by John A. Rogers, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has produced dissolvable circuits and sensors. These devices are made from silicon and can dissolve completely when immersed in water…read more

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Charged Graphene Called ‘Molecular Gymnastics’

October 28th, 2014

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois set out to study charged graphene and to uncover a method to control DNA movement through a sequencing device. During their experiments, physics professor Aleksei Aksimentiev…read more

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Carbon Nanotubes Prove to Be Beneficial Semiconductors

October 10th, 2014

A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have discovered that carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material, improve performance and reliability of transistors and circuits. These nanotubes are a better…read more

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UIC Research Group Discovers Beneficial Characteristics of Graphene Flaws

October 10th, 2014

Through research and testing on graphene sensors, a group of researchers at UIC have discovered that flaws in graphene sheets can create an electronic “nose.” Typically, flawed grain boundaries in electrons are a negative characteristic;…read more

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MoS2 Arises as New Challenger to Graphene

October 10th, 2014

A group of scientists and researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) believe they have discovered a competitor to graphene. The group came together and recently manufactured molybdenum di-sulphide (MoS2), which is…read more

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Graphene Improves Touchscreen Technology

October 10th, 2014

Most touch screen technology in electronic devices today, such as smartphones and tablets, are made of an expensive and inflexible material known as Indium Tin Oxide. A group of researchers from the University of Surrey…read more

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Researchers Discover New Method to Cool Electrons

October 10th, 2014

A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington have succeeded in cooling electrons without using external sources. Using a nanoscale structure, electrons were passed through a quantum well, which keeps the electrons…read more

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Company Asked to Participate in Three-Year Project

September 22nd, 2014

Element Six has recently been asked by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme to assist in a three year project to develop high power laser on a 3.1 million dollar budget. “The new laser will…read more

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Physicists and Researchers Encounter New Discovery

September 22nd, 2014

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas teamed up with a group of physicist from all over the world and have discovered important results after heating graphene. The teams discovered that by heating…read more

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Organic Thin-Film Transistors Now Formed through Room-Temperature Printing

September 18th, 2014

Japanese researchers confirmed a new process for developing organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) while at room temperature. This new process uses flexible materials such as plastic – which will aid in the mass production of future…read more

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Graphene Proves Able to Avoid Corrosion

September 18th, 2014

Experts explain that “the surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on…read more

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Organic Thin-Film Transistors Now Formed through Room-Temperature Printing

September 9th, 2014

Japanese researchers confirmed a new process for developing organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) while at room temperature. This new process uses flexible materials such as plastic – which will aid in the mass production of future…read more

New Thermoelectric Devices Establish Beneficial Uses for Waste Heat

September 8th, 2014

Researchers estimate that more than half of the energy generated in the U.S from vehicles, machinery and heavy equipment is wasted as heat when it escapes into the air. Gang Chen, the Carl Richard Soderberg…read more

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New Compounds Improve Refrigerant Manufacturing

September 2nd, 2014

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new magnetic refrigerant that is easier to prepare than previous compounds. Magnetic refrigeration has been established as effective in cooling susceptible scientific instruments; however, refrigerants prove difficult to prepare.…read more