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June 29, 2023

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Novel Metal-Organic Framework Could Help Advance Semiconductors

Researchers have developed a novel two-dimensional electrically conductive metal-organic framework (MOF) that has 10- to 15-times higher conductivity than the parent MOF that lacks such efficient out-of-plane ...

Nanophotonics: Coupling Light and Matter

Researchers have developed a metasurface that enables strong coupling effects between light and transition metal dichalcogenides ...

Energy Harvesting Via Vibrations: Researchers Develop Highly Durable and Efficient Device

An international research group has engineered a new energy-generating device by combining piezoelectric composites with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), a commonly used material that is both light and strong. The new device transforms ...

Terahertz-to-Visible Light Conversion for Future Telecommunications

A study demonstrates that graphene-based materials can be used to efficiently convert high-frequency signals into visible light, and that this mechanism is ultrafast and tunable. These outcomes open the path to exciting applications in near-future information and communication ...

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'Electronic Skin' from Bio-Friendly Materials Can Track Human Vital Signs With Ultrahigh Precision

Researchers have used materials inspired by molecular gastronomy to create smart wearables that surpassed similar devices in terms of strain sensitivity. They integrated graphene into seaweed to ...

Squid-Inspired Soft Material Is a Switchable Shield for Light, Heat, Microwaves

With a flick of a switch, current technologies allow you to quickly change materials from being dark to light, or cold to hot, just by blocking or transmitting specific wavelengths. But now, inspired ...

Buckle Up! A New Class of Materials Is Here

Would you rather run into a brick wall or into a mattress? For most people, the choice is not difficult. A brick wall is stiff and does not absorb shocks or vibrations well; a mattress is soft and is ...

Researchers Finds a Way to Reduce the Overheating of Semiconductor Devices

Scientists have identified a method for improving the thermal conductivity of thin metal films in semiconductors using surface waves for the first time in the ...

The 'Breath' Between Atoms -- A New Building Block for Quantum Technology

Researchers have discovered they can detect atomic 'breathing,' or the mechanical vibration between two layers of atoms, by observing the type of light those atoms emitted when stimulated ...

First X-Ray of a Single Atom

Scientists have taken the world's first X-ray SIGNAL (or SIGNATURE) of just one atom. This groundbreaking achievement could revolutionize the way scientists detect the ...

World's Fastest Electron Microscope

Researchers have succeeded in filming the interactions of light and matter in an electron microscope with attosecond time ...

A Nanocrystal Shines on and Off Indefinitely

光学探针导致numerous breakthroughs in applications like optical memory, nanopatterning, and bioimaging, but existing options have limited lifespans and will eventually ...

Color-Changing Material Shows When Medications Get Too Warm

Some foods and medicines, such as many COVID-19 vaccines, must be kept cold. As a step toward a robust, stable technique that could indicate when these products exceed safe limits, researchers report ...

Biological Specimens Imaged With X-Rays Without Damage

Scientists have managed to image delicate biological structures without damaging them. Their new technique generates high resolution X-ray images of dried biological material that has not been ...

Protein-Based Nano-'Computer' Evolves in Ability to Influence Cell Behavior

The first protein-based nano-computing agent that functions as a circuit has been created. The milestone puts them one step closer to developing next-generation cell-based therapies to treat diseases ...


米aking the Structure of 'Fire Ice' With Nanoparticles

Cage structures made with nanoparticles could be a route toward making organized nanostructures with mixed materials, and researchers have shown how to achieve this through computer ...

米edical 'Microrobots' Could One Day Treat Bladder Disease, Other Human Illnesses

Engineers have designed a new class of 'microrobots' several times smaller than the width of a human hair that may be able to treat human illnesses like interstitial cystitis -- a painful ...

物理化学家开发光致变色活跃的科尔oids Shedding Light on the Development of New Smart Active Materials

In nature, the skin of cephalopods (animals with tentacles attached to the head) exhibits unparalleled camouflage ability. Their skin contains pigment groups that can sense changes in environmental ...

An Edible CBD Coating Could Extend the Shelf Life of Strawberries

Soon, you'll be able to get a box of freshly picked, sweet strawberries from the grocery store or local farm stand. But it's disappointing when you get them home and find that the ones at ...

New Priming Method Improves Battery Life, Efficiency

Engineers have developed a readily scalable method to optimize a silicon anode priming method that increases lithium-ion battery performance by 22% to ...

米etal-Filtering Sponge Removes Lead from Water

Engineers have developed a new sponge that can remove metals -- including toxic heavy metals like lead and critical metals like cobalt -- from contaminated water, leaving safe, drinkable water ...

'Super-Resolution' Imaging Technology

Researchers describe developing a super-resolution imaging platform technology to improve understanding of how nanoparticles interact within ...

Leaky-Wave Metasurfaces: A Perfect Interface Between Free-Space and Integrated Optical Systems

Researchers have developed a new class of integrated photonic devices -- 'leaky-wave metasurfaces' -- that convert light initially confined in an optical waveguide to an arbitrary optical ...

Engineers Tap Into Good Vibrations to Power the Internet of Things

In a world hungry for clean energy, engineers have created a new material that converts the simple mechanical vibrations all around us into electricity to power sensors in everything from pacemakers ...

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