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Photo-Excited MX2 Heterostructures Superior to Graphene?

Photo-Excited MX2 Heterostructures Superior to Graphene?

An international research team led by a Berkeley Lab scientist has reported ultrafast charge transfer time of below 50 femtoseconds in photo-excited MX2 heterostructures. This research has established that MX2 materials, which are 2D semiconductors, have excellent optical and electrical properties and are highly promising for potential optoelectronic, photonic and also photovoltaic applications. [More]
First Direct Observations of Platinum Nanocube Facet Formation by Berkeley Lab Researchers

First Direct Observations of Platinum Nanocube Facet Formation by Berkeley Lab Researchers

Berkeley Lab researchers used state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopes and a sophisticated rapid detection high resolution camera for recording the physical mechanisms monitoring the evolution of flat faces on platinum nanocube surfaces formed in liquids. [More]
Novel Light and Energy Applications Using Nanomaterials

Novel Light and Energy Applications Using Nanomaterials

High efficiency solar cells, longer-lasting light bulbs, and thermoelectric energy harvesting - these are just some of the end goals of the work Silvija Gradečak is doing at MIT, developing the use of nanomaterials for light harvesting and energy conversion. [More]
Terahertz Spectroscopy Used to Spot Contaminants in Graphene

Terahertz Spectroscopy Used to Spot Contaminants in Graphene

A novel method of identifying contaminants on the surface of graphene has been developed, using terahertz spectroscopy and an indium phosphide substrate. [More]
Oxford Instruments Receives Order from University of Science and Technology of China for Additional Plasma Etching System

Oxford Instruments Receives Order from University of Science and Technology of China for Additional Plasma Etching System

An additional Oxford Instruments PlasmaPro 100 plasma etch system has recently been ordered by the Center for Micro and Nanoscale Research and Fabrication at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei city, Anhui Province, adding to their already significant installed base of Oxford Instruments leading etch and deposition systems. [More]
Stability of Wonder Material Silicene Proven

Stability of Wonder Material Silicene Proven

2D Materials, a journal of IOP Publishing, has published a study demonstrating the stability of silicene when exposed to oxygen. The two-dimensional material is able to maintain its stability for at least 24 hours. [More]
Electronic Properties of Graphene Proved to Differ from the Center to the Edges

Electronic Properties of Graphene Proved to Differ from the Center to the Edges

NPL scientists have demonstrated that graphene devices exhibit a different conductivity at the center when compared to the edges. [More]
Forecast Report on Global Advanced Functional Materials Market

Forecast Report on Global Advanced Functional Materials Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Advanced Functional Materials Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]
CNSE/ SUNYIT Associate Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘Journal of Electronic Materials’

CNSE/ SUNYIT Associate Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘Journal of Electronic Materials’

The newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) today announced that Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. F. (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials. [More]
Previously Unknown Form of Magnesium Carbide Synthesized by Researchers

Previously Unknown Form of Magnesium Carbide Synthesized by Researchers

An international team of researchers from the United States, France and Russia has synthesized a previously unknown form of magnesium carbide [More]