<b>Breakthrough in research on production of 2-D crystals with excellent optical properties</b>

Breakthrough in research on production of 2-D crystals with excellent optical properties

Artistic visualisation: monolayer of 2D material -- molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) is grown by directing molecular beams of selenium (yellow) and molybdenum (blue) on atomically flat hexagonal boron nitride substrate. Thanks to this substrat...
<b>New structure for promising class of materials discovered</b>

New structure for promising class of materials discovered

Florida State University researchers have discovered a novel structure for organic-inorganic hybrid materials that shows potential for more efficient technologies. Professor of Chemistry and Bioc ......
<b>Advanced materials: chemical vapor deposition growth of a novel two-dimensional atomic crystal pdse2 </b>

Advanced materials: chemical vapor deposition growth of a novel two-dimensional atomic crystal pdse2

Compared with traditional bulk semiconductor materials two-dimensional materials have nanoscale thickness novel physical properties which have become one of the research hotspots in the field of low dimensional Optoelectronics in recent year...
<b>Scientists create artificial virus in the fight against superbugs</b>

Scientists create artificial virus in the fight against superbugs

Scientists at NPL, working with partners from the University of Cambridge, University of Exeter, King's College London and University College London have developed a mechanism of antibacterial persistence to combat persistent and resistant...
<b>Velcro method for more precise binding of drug particles</b>

Velcro method for more precise binding of drug particles

TU/e researchers prove selectivity based on number of receptors on the cell walls. Credit: TU Eindhoven In order to deliver drug particles to the right place in the body—a field known as nanomedicine—selectivity plays an important role....
<b>Sandwich catalysts offer higher activity and durability</b>

Sandwich catalysts offer higher activity and durability

Credit: Pohang University of Science Technology (POSTECH) The sandwich is a food concocted by the 18th-centutry nobles to play card games uninterrupted. Meat or vegetables were layered then tucked between bread to be eaten quickly while eng...
<b>Beyond chip-and-PIN: Graphene's quick, hygienic solution to restaurant payment</b>

Beyond chip-and-PIN: Graphene's quick, hygienic solution to restaurant payment

Credit: University of Manchester A new graphene-based contactless payment system, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester, has begun a restaurant pilot that could pave the way for the end of chip-and-PIN, cutting custom...
<b>Optical imaging enters sub-nanometer era</b>

Optical imaging enters sub-nanometer era

Scientists have realized sub-molecular resolution with single molecule photofluorescence imaging for the first time....
<b>Turbocharge for lithium batteries</b>

Turbocharge for lithium batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are the ultimate benchmark when it comes to mobile phones, tablet devices, and electric cars. Their storage capacity and power density are far superior to other rechargeable battery systems. Despite all the progress th...
<b>Microwaves power new technology for batteries, energy</b>

Microwaves power new technology for batteries, energy

Purdue University researchers created a technique to turn waste polyethylene terephthalate, one of the most recyclable polymers, into components of batteries. "We use an ultrafast microwave irrad ......