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Electronic properties news, December 2015

A new process that uses vapor, rather than liquid, to grow metal-organic frameworks could lead to a new breed of powerful electronic devices.

No reflection on one direction

A tenable diode for photons

Understanding creep in semiconductors compared with metals

Top 5 news items of 2015 from Materials Today.

For the first time, researchers have investigated how much electrical charge nanoparticles transfer to their support.

A new anti-reflection coating made up of metal nanopillars lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity in optoelectronic devices.

A new germanium nanofilm not only shimmers like an opal but is hard as a crystal, exceptionally thin and highly porous.

A smart wound dressing made from a stretchy hydrogel can incorporate temperature sensors, LED lights and other electronics.

Adding minuscule silicon pillars to the surface of a solar cell can more than double the amount of energy it produces.

Scientists have used graphene produced by heating plastic sheets with a laser to create flexible, solid-state micro-supercapacitors.

A new material consisting of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer boasts an outstanding ability to store energy.

A newly-developed polymer can minimize energy loss when converting sunlight to electricity in a solar cell.

Scientists have developed a new process for fabricating 'perfect' white graphene, also known as hexagonal boron nitride.

Scientists have discovered that doping tin selenide with sodium boosts its performance as a thermoelectric material.

Scientists have produced a new kind of gold foam that is lighter than water and almost as light as air.

Using an organic superacid to fix defects in molybdenum disulphide produced a 100-fold increase in its photoluminescence quantum yield.

Researchers have produced tandem solar cells from polycrystalline thin films, using a method that is suitable for mass production.

Researchers have developed a new process that can produce large sheets of graphene 100 times cheaper than existing processes.

A novel ‘water-in-salt’ aqueous lithium-ion battery is able to produce double the voltage of other aqueous batteries.

A new method for manufacturing 3D nanostructures uses a mask that can define a pattern on two sides of a silicon wafer simultaneously.

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