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Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences Launches Two New Awards for Materials Research

Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences Launches Two New Awards for Materials Research

The Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) has launched two new programs to support research into 'Valleytronics'. [More]
Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Sensors Detect Gases and Chemicals

Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Sensors Detect Gases and Chemicals

Atomically thin sensors made of molybdenum disulfide have been designed which can selectively detect gases and chemicals. [More]
Innovative Method Controls Flake Formation During Manufacture of Molybdenum Disulfide

Innovative Method Controls Flake Formation During Manufacture of Molybdenum Disulfide

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new method for manufacturing molybdenum disulfide. They grew molybdenum disulfide flakes around molybdenum oxide seeds, which allowed easier control of the material’s thickness, size and location. [More]
New Research into Producing and Replicating Non-Spherical Particles

New Research into Producing and Replicating Non-Spherical Particles

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have conducted a new study on how various non-spherical particles could be created by releasing molten wax droplets into a bath ... [More]
Mimicking Biological Processes Helps Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Mimicking Biological Processes Helps Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have harnessed the power of natural materials to build better lithium ion batteries. [More]
NSF CAREER Award Supports Research on Nanomaterial Cathodes for Electric Car Batteries

NSF CAREER Award Supports Research on Nanomaterial Cathodes for Electric Car Batteries

Dr. George Nelson, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has been awarded a $502,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant to conduct studies into the possibilities of using nanomaterial cathodes for electric car batteries. [More]
Sinuous Grain Boundaries Could Enhance Strength of Graphene

Sinuous Grain Boundaries Could Enhance Strength of Graphene

Scientists at the Rice University have suggested that a sinuous thread of odd rings at the boundary of two graphene sheets could provide more strength and semiconducting properties, which can be predicted. [More]
New Processing Technique Transforms Biochar from Agricultural Residue into Graphene

New Processing Technique Transforms Biochar from Agricultural Residue into Graphene

Researchers from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) have used a pyrolysis process to transform plant materials such as corn stover, native grasses and dried distillers grain solids (DDGS) into bio-oil and biochar, which could then be converted into graphene. [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]
Picosun Provides Cutting-Edge ALD Technology for Industrial Scale-up of 10nm Node Microprocessors

Picosun Provides Cutting-Edge ALD Technology for Industrial Scale-up of 10nm Node Microprocessors

Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, provides the ALD tools and solutions for industrial scale-up of 10 nm node microprocessors, power electronics, and printed sensors for automotive, medical, and environmental monitoring applications. [More]