Tag Archives: Materials Sciences

Research Team Unlocks Path to a Quantum Future

Developing new pathways to create and protect quantum coherence will enable exquisitely sensitive measurement and information processing devices that function at ambient or even extreme conditions. Continue reading

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LED Material Shines Under Strain

Researchers devise a simple tactic to increase the efficiency of LED devices Continue reading

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Analyzing the Sharkskin Instability

The stretching and recoiling of polymer chains leads to the characteristic ridge pattern as a soft material exits a narrow nozzle. Continue reading

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Leaking oxygen leaves gaps deep within lithium-ion battery electrodes

Mapping the structure left behind after oxygen atoms seep from the electrodes could lead to new fixes that improve the batteries’ lifetime. Continue reading

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A tabletop waveguide delivers coherent x rays

The layered anode emits bright, directed beams without the need for mirrors or large-scale accelerators. Continue reading

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A tabletop waveguide delivers focused x rays

By simultaneously generating and guiding beams, the layered anode emits x rays in one direction without the need for mirrors or large-scale accelerators. Continue reading

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Speeding Toward Improved Hydrogen Fuel Production

A new nanomaterial helps obtain hydrogen from a liquid energy carrier, in a key step toward a stable and clean fuel source. Continue reading

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A 2D Metal Compound Shows a Superconducting Surprise

A cesium-rich “kagome” metal is both a topological insulator and a superconductor, making it a compelling material for future quantum technologies. Continue reading

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Charges Cascading Along a Molecular Chain

Removing one charged molecule from a one-dimensional array causes the others to alternately turn ‘on’ or ‘off,’ paving the way for information transfer in tiny circuits. Continue reading

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A Tune for Lowering Lattice Friction

Placing an acoustic source on a sample could eliminate the energy dissipation caused by atomic defects moving through the solid. Continue reading

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