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Development of durable MTJ under harsh environment for STT-MRAM at 1Xnm technology node
Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a new magnetic tunnel junction, by which the team has demonstrated an extended retention time for digital information without an increase of the active power consumption. (2019-06-14)
Plot twist: Straightening single-molecule conductors improves their performance
Researchers at Osaka University synthesized nanowires made of a single molecule of oligothiophene up to 10 nanometers in length. (2019-06-11)
'Sandwich' structure key to thin LSMO films retaining magnetic properties
The oxide ceramic material lanthanum strontium manganite (LSMO) retains its magnetic properties in atomically thin layers if it is 'sandwiched' between two layers of a different ceramic oxide, lanthanum strontium chromium oxide (LSCO). (2019-06-11)
Settling the debate: Solving the electronic surface states of samarium hexaboride
Researchers at Osaka University show that samarium hexaboride is a topological insulator, which allows electrons to flow only along its exterior surface. (2019-06-10)
Researchers 'stretch' the ability of 2D materials to change technology
Two-dimensional (2D) materials -- as thin as a single layer of atoms -- have intrigued scientists with their flexibility, elasticity, and unique electronic properties. (2019-06-10)
Modelling reveals new insight into the electrical conductivity of ionic liquids
New research shows the key role of thermal fluctuations in sustaining the 'relay race' of charges needed to maintain electrical current in room temperature ionic liquids. (2019-06-07)
Manipulating electron spin using artificial molecular motors
Artificial molecular switches and machines have undergone rapid advances over the past several decades. (2019-06-07)
Organic electronics: a new semiconductor in the carbon-nitride family
Teams from Humboldt-Universität and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have explored a new material in the carbon-nitride family. (2019-06-06)
A polar-bear-inspired material for heat insulation
For engineers, polar bear hair is a dream template for synthetic materials that might lock in heat just as well as the natural version. (2019-06-06)
No assumptions needed to simulate petroleum reservoirs
New research published in EPJ E shows that if the right choices are made when constructing models of petroleum reservoirs, no guesswork is required to calculate the impact of their temperature gradients on their pressure and chemical gradients. (2019-06-05)
Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator
University of Rochester researchers harnessed superconductivity to conceive of a quantum refrigerator that could cool atoms to nearly absolute zero temperatures. (2019-06-04)
Researchers introduce novel heat transport theory in quest for efficient thermoelectrics
NCCR MARVEL researchers have developed a novel microscopic theory that is able to describe heat transport in very general ways, and applies equally well to ordered or disordered materials such as crystals or glasses and to anything in between. (2019-05-28)
New flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold
Researchers from the MIPT Center for Photonics and 2D Materials have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers. (2019-05-23)
Carnegie Mellon researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties
A team of polymer chemists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties. (2019-05-23)
How to program materials
Can the properties of composite materials be predicted? Empa scientists have mastered this feat and thus can help achieve research objectives faster. (2019-05-21)
Strain enables new applications of 2D materials
Superconductors' never-ending flow of electrical current could provide new options for energy storage and superefficient electrical transmission and generation. (2019-05-21)
Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from freezing beneath Pluto's icy exterior, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. (2019-05-20)
Wearable cooling and heating patch could serve as personal thermostat and save energy
Engineers at UC San Diego have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. (2019-05-17)
New way to beat the heat in electronics
Rice University researchers combine a polymer nanofiber layer with boron nitride to make a strong, foldable dielectric separator for high-temperature batteries and other applications. (2019-05-16)
Ocean skeletons reveal historical climate impacts
Researchers studied skeletal stress bands on corals to reconstruct the history of bleaching on eight reefs in the central equatorial Pacific and use this information to better understand the thermal thresholds of their coral communities. (2019-05-16)
Excitonic radiative decay faster than thermal dephasing in ZnO thin films
A team of researchers from Osaka University, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka City University, and The University of Shiga Prefecture have found excitonic radiative decay faster than thermal dephasing at room temperature in zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films. (2019-05-15)
Researchers develop viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam
Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation. (2019-05-09)
Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated
With a few changes to its existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that other large campuses, towns and even cities can benefit from, a new study finds. (2019-05-08)
Development of graphene with enhanced speed of high frequency signal transmission
DGIST Professor Jae Eun Jang's team developed high frequency signal transmission line technology which maximizes carrier concentration of graphene using graphene-amorphous carbon junction structure. (2019-05-08)
Development of 'transparent and flexible battery' for power generation and storage at once
DGIST Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi's team developed single-layer graphene based multifunctional transparent devices. (2019-05-08)
Novel molecular multi-step photoswitches caught in the act
Scientists from the University of Groningen, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Twente (all in the Netherlands) and the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy in Italy, have been able to follow the entire sequence of structural transformations in a new class of molecular switches for the first time. (2019-05-08)
Review on the synthesis and anti-oxidation of copper nanowires for transparent conductive electrodes
In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, a team of researchers have reviewed the methods of synthesizing copper nanowires (Cu NWs) and techniques to improve its oxidation resistance. (2019-05-06)
High thermal conductivity of new material will create energy efficient devices
Researchers at the University of Bristol have successfully demonstrated the high thermal conductivity of a new material, paving the way for safer and more efficient electronic devices -- including mobile phones, radars and even electric cars. (2019-05-02)
Decoupled graphene thanks to potassium bromide
The use of potassium bromide in the production of graphene on a copper surface can lead to better results. (2019-04-29)
New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it
MIT engineers have flipped the picture of the standard polymer insulator, by fabricating thin polymer films that conduct heat -- an ability normally associated with metals. (2019-04-29)
Berkeley Lab science snapshots April 2019
Three science briefs from Berkeley Lab. (2019-04-29)
Flexible circuits for 3D printing
A research cooperation between the University of Hamburg and DESY has developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. (2019-04-26)
High-efficiency thermoelectric materials: New insights into tin selenide
Tin selenide might considerably exceed the efficiency of current record holding thermoelectric materials made of bismuth telluride. (2019-04-24)
Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change
A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa and the California Academy of Sciences revealed soft tissues that cover the rocky coral skeleton promote the recovery of corals following a bleaching event. (2019-04-23)
Quantum gas turns supersolid
Researchers led by Francesca Ferlaino from the University of Innsbruck and the Austrian Academy of Sciences report in Physical Review X on the observation of supersolid behavior in dipolar quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. (2019-04-23)
How light triggers brain activity
Optogenetics uses light to control brain processes. It is based on light-controlled proteins such as channelrhodopsin-2, an ion channel that opens when it's exposed to light, thus activating cellular processes. (2019-04-23)
From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi '1D' wires using a carbon nanotube template
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used carbon nanotube templates to produce nanowires of transition metal monochalcogenide (TMM), which are only 3 atoms wide in diameter. (2019-04-20)
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption
Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. (2019-04-19)
Green material for refrigeration identified
Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most refrigerators and air conditioners. (2019-04-18)
New fiber-shaped supercapacitor for wearable electronics
A novel family of amphiphilic core-sheath structured CNT composited fiber, i.e., CNT-gold@hydrophilic CNT-polyaniline (CNT-Au@OCNT-PANI) with excellent electrochemical properties for wearable electronics was explored by Huisheng Peng et al. in Science China Materials. (2019-04-18)
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