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Researchers have developed a new process that makes use of existing industry standard techniques for making III-nitride semiconductor materials, but results in layered materials that will make LEDs and lasers more efficient.
Posted: October 25, 2021, 9:21 pm
A research team recently discovered a novel kind of topological edge soliton that is independent of magnetic field. The valley Hall edge soliton inherits its topological protection from its linear counterpart and does not require any external magnetic field. The result is a light beam that is robust, localized, and maintains its shape during propagation over distance.
Posted: October 25, 2021, 9:17 pm
Most elements lighter than iron are forged in the cores of stars, but scientists have puzzled over what could give rise to gold, platinum, and the rest of the universe's heavy elements. study finds that of two long-suspected sources of heavy metals, one of them -- a merger between two neutron stars -- is more of a goldmine than the other.
Posted: October 25, 2021, 3:37 pm
Two years ago, a new class of promising superconductors was discovered: so-called layered nickelates. For the first time a theoretical model is now available that can be used to understand the electronic mechanisms of high-temperature superconductivity in these materials.
Posted: October 25, 2021, 2:17 pm
Researchers have created and characterized a novel, three-component cross-coupling reaction that is a 'tremendous leap forward' in developing effective and practical iron-based reactions that could be used to create pharmaceuticals. Unlike palladium, the transition metal catalyst most often used in industry and academic labs, iron is abundant, cheap and relatively nontoxic.
Posted: October 25, 2021, 2:17 pm
As demand for electric vehicle batteries continues to grow, researchers have developed a method for predicting how changes to manufacturing processes and materials will impact battery life.
Posted: October 25, 2021, 2:17 pm
Engineers have developed a way to print stretchy LEDs on unconventional surfaces using an inkjet printer.
Posted: October 23, 2021, 4:21 pm
One of the youngest planets ever found around a distant infant star has been discovered by an international team of scientists.
Posted: October 22, 2021, 9:15 pm
Scientists are probing topological insulators with circularly polarized light to reveal their many secrets. These exotic materials have potential for quantum computing and other technologies. They discovered that high harmonic generation produces a unique signature from the topological surface.
Posted: October 22, 2021, 9:15 pm
Thin structures made of black phosphorus can tune the properties of light, with implications for science and technology.
Posted: October 22, 2021, 9:15 pm