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A new low-temperature solution printing technique can fabricate high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals.

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Scientists have produced the most detailed study yet of the thermal effects of semiconducting metal-nitride nanowires.

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Using a new polymer material that undulates when illuminated, scientists have developed the first device for converting light directly into walking.

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Scientists have created a novel 2D material in which electrons travel in one direction with one type of spin, which could be useful for spintronics.

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Scientists have made theoretically-predicted heterostructural alloys, blends of compounds that don't share the same atomic arrangement.

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A new semiconductor alloy that can capture near-infrared light could improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of concentrator photovoltaics.

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A new way to create previously 'unrealistic' alloys with thin films could form the basis for next-generation semiconductors.

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Controlling the dynamics of moisture responsive wrinkles.

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Researchers have discovered a technique for electrically manipulating light via atomically-thin semiconductors.

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Scientists have discovered that a single-atom-thick layer of chromium triiodide displays intrinsic magnetism.

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