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Combined X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques Enable Sub-Nanometer Study of Heterogeneous Interfaces

Combined X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques Enable Sub-Nanometer Study of Heterogeneous Interfaces

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have combined standing-wave photoelectron spectroscopy (SWPS) technique with high ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy (APPS) technique to create standing wave ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy (SWAPPS) - a new technique for study of chemical elements at heterogeneous interfaces. [More]
Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA has collaborated with six corporations from four European Union (EU) states to develop an energy-efficient carbon nanotube coating-based ice detection and anti-icing system for wind turbines. This endeavor is part of EU’s “Windheat Project.” [More]
Tufts Researchers Develop Single-Atom Gold Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications

Tufts Researchers Develop Single-Atom Gold Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications

Tufts University researchers along with the researchers from other national laboratories and universities have developed new catalysts that are capable of potentially reducing the cost of fuels such as hydrogen. [More]
Quasi-Random Pattern of Blu-Ray Discs Could Enhance Light Absorption of Solar Cells

Quasi-Random Pattern of Blu-Ray Discs Could Enhance Light Absorption of Solar Cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that Blu-ray discs could also help improve solar cell performance. These discs have a quasi-random pattern for data storage. When this pattern is transferred to solar cells it can increase the light absorption capacity of these cells. [More]
Researchers Study Dynamics of Graphene Electrons in a Magnetic Field

Researchers Study Dynamics of Graphene Electrons in a Magnetic Field

Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have studied the dynamics of graphene electrons in a magnetic field for the first time. [More]
MIT Team Develops QSH-Based 2D Materials for Next Generation Nanodevices

MIT Team Develops QSH-Based 2D Materials for Next Generation Nanodevices

MIT researchers have demonstrated in their recent study a new type of two-dimensional materials with interesting quantum properties that could lead to the development of next generation nanoscale electronics. [More]
Graphene Scanner Reveals Hidden Aspects in Works of Art and Historic Objects

Graphene Scanner Reveals Hidden Aspects in Works of Art and Historic Objects

Researchers in Europe are developing an advanced graphene based scanner that will help reveal unknown aspects of historic objects and works of art. This scanner will allow viewing of things hidden inside ancient sealed 3D objects, images hidden on canvases, over paintings and preliminary drawings. [More]
New Study Reveals Piezotronic Effect in Atomically Thin 2D Materials

New Study Reveals Piezotronic Effect in Atomically Thin 2D Materials

Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed an optically transparent, light-weight, flexible electric generator made of an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). In a paper published in the Nature journal, the researchers reported the observation of piezotronic and piezoelectric effects in the two-dimensional (2D) MoS2 material. [More]
Scalable Isolation Technique for Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Sheets

Scalable Isolation Technique for Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Sheets

Although wonder material graphene is extremely useful in some applications owing to its lightweight and ultra-strong characteristics, it cannot be the solution for all the world’s problems. In that regard, researchers worldwide are in search of new materials having the same level of potential. Graphene expert Mark Hersam at McCormick shows interest in molybdenum disulfide, a transition metal dichalcogenide. [More]
EPFL Researchers Create Few-Atom Wide Electrical Channel with 2D Insulating Materials

EPFL Researchers Create Few-Atom Wide Electrical Channel with 2D Insulating Materials

EPFL researchers have showed that a few-atom wide electrical channel can be created within 2D insulating materials. The simulations open new areas for producing new photovoltaic and electronic devices. [More]
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