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Researchers Observe Molecular Russian Nesting Dolls for the First Time

Researchers Observe Molecular Russian Nesting Dolls for the First Time

Scientists at the University of Chicago have experimentally observed a quantum phenomenon known as geometric scaling in ultracold, triatomic three-atom molecules. The gigantic three-atom molecules fit inside each other like a set of Russian nesting dolls. [More]
Perovskites Could Increase Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells

Perovskites Could Increase Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells

Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that when perovskite, a crystalline material, is stacked on top of a conventional silicon solar cell, it provides a big boost to the efficiency of the solar cell. [More]
New Study on Exotic Properties of Ferromagnetic Topological Insulators

New Study on Exotic Properties of Ferromagnetic Topological Insulators

Over the last decade, one of the most potential findings in the field of condensed matter physics is the presence of "topologically protected" electrical conductivity on the surface of certain materials, whose bulk interior behaves as an insulating material, resulting in new potential applications and various unusual electronic states. Most of these phenomena, however, have not yet been studied properly. [More]

Evonik Announce Improved Performance of JAYHAWK™ BTDA® Products

Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation announces improvements to JAYHAWK BTDA Ultrapure, a dianhydride co-monomer used in the production of polyimide films. Key applications include flexible circuitry found in smar... [More]

UCSB and Getty Conservation Institute Researchers Study Cultural Heritage Painting Cross-Sections using Breakthrough AFM Based Nanoscale Mass Spectrometry Technique

Anasys Instruments reports on the study of cultural heritage painting cross-sections by researchers from UCSB and the Getty Conservation Institute using their breakthrough AFM-based nanoscale mass spectrometry technique.... [More]
Multiplication of Electrical Charges in Single Molecules Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

Multiplication of Electrical Charges in Single Molecules Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Columbia University have collaborated to develop solar cell polymers that have multiplied electrical output. [More]
Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Process Uses Organic-Based Photocatalyst

Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Process Uses Organic-Based Photocatalyst

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company have collaborated to develop an innovative atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) process that may help overcome the hurdles that have so far prevented common use of controlled radical polymerization. The new process does not utilize metals. It uses an organic-based photocatalyst instead. [More]
Researchers Design Reversibly Self-Folding Origami Structures Using UV Photolithographic Patterning

Researchers Design Reversibly Self-Folding Origami Structures Using UV Photolithographic Patterning

A team of researchers from UMass Amherst have developed a method of constructing self-folding reversible origami structures on small length scales using Ultraviolet photolithographic patterning on photo-crosslinkable polymers. [More]
Sophisticated Computer Simulations to Help Overcome Challenges in Blue LED Manufacture

Sophisticated Computer Simulations to Help Overcome Challenges in Blue LED Manufacture

A new discovery explains the difficulty in making blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). They used advanced computer simulations to reveal the properties of gallium nitride, which is the main component of blue LEDs. [More]
Researchers Solve Mysterious Stability of Graphene Oxide Films Using Basic Chemistry

Researchers Solve Mysterious Stability of Graphene Oxide Films Using Basic Chemistry

A research team led by Northwestern University has solved the solubility mystery of graphene oxide (GO) films using basic inorganic chemistry. [More]