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Electronic properties news, October 2016

A light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material could find uses ranging from microscopic grippers to more efficient solar cells.

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Scientists have confirmed that static, as opposed to fluctuating, charge stripes coexist with superconductivity in a doped cuprate.

Review of single- or multi-layer transition metal oxides.

The first experiments to determine the ferroelectric properties of hafnium oxide have revealed that it can be deposited as ultra-thin films.

New electronic ‘paper’ is flexible, less than 1µm thick and can display a full range of colors, but requires 10 times less energy than a Kindle tablet.

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A novel simulation technique can predict the defects in 2D materials caused by bombardment with noble gas ions.

For the first time, scientists have created a perovskite quantum dot and shown that it can form the basis for an efficient solar cell.

For the first time, researchers have developed a supercapacitor that employs a conductive metal-organic framework rather than carbon.

Engineers have shown that fungi cultivated in brewery wastewater can be converted into electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.

The first ambipolar material that can conduct both electrons and holes in water-based solutions could lead to new biological sensor technologies.

A novel transistor made with a new combination of materials is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor.

Adding defects to an iron-based superconductor can double the amount of electrical current it can carry and increase its critical temperature.

A new technology known as cold sintering process can combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into useful compound materials.

Scientists have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite solar cells.

When grown on silver, the 2D material known as borophene naturally forms corrugations, potentially making it suitable for use in stretchable electronics.

A novel three-in-one instrument can correlate the flowability of soft ‘gooey’ materials with their underlying microstructure and composition.

introducing a wave into GaAs nanoribbons allows manipulation of the band gap

Reinforcing graphene nanoadditives increase strength of composites.

Graphene-silicone rubber composites self-repair damage like cracks or fractures.

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Scientists have placed a layer of graphene on top of a fatty lipid monolayer, as a first step towards surrounding graphene with a shell of lipids.

Observing atomic interactions could improve superconductors

Squeezing electrons onto one-dimensional wires shows quantum effects

Scientists have precisely simulated how a thin layer of water can reduce the transfer of heat between graphene and a cell membrane.

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