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Electronic properties news, April 2017

Chinese researchers believe they’ve gotten a step closer to producing all-weather photovoltaics by integrating phosphors into solar cells.

Open source hardware: first issue of HardwareX now available

Explore the first issue of HardwareX.

Scientists have produced the first fully-functional microprocessor logic devices built from few-atom-thick layered materials.

New research suggests that transition metal dichalcogenides could realize topological superconductivity and provide a platform for quantum computing.

Stem cells can be turned into Schwann-like cells by growing them on printed, multi-layer graphene circuits and treating them with electricity.

Scientists have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of the layered materials graphene, tungsten diselenide and boron nitride.

Gray tin exhibits a novel electronic phase when its crystal structure is strained, making it one of the few examples of a topological Dirac semi-metal.

Iron complex shows iron-involved photoluminescence.

Using polymer strands that contain a liquid metal alloy, scientists have developed elastic, touch-sensitive fibers.

A new method can select semiconducting carbon nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes.

Scientists have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out those wrinkles that do still appear.

Injecting charge carriers can promote a chemical reaction that converts a polymer precursor into a graphene nanoribbon.

An international consortium are using the world’s most popular soft drink to produce a host of carbon-based storage materials.

A new form of gallium(II) selenide with a boat-like conformation has a semiconducting band gap that could make it useful in electronic devices.

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver ever made could find use in touchscreens, optical computing and metamaterial superlenses.

For work exploring boron doped diamond as a pH and chlorine sensor for water safety.

A new self-assembly technique using block copolymers can produce some of the narrowest wires yet for use on computer chips.

When heated to about 450°C, two-dimensional molybdenum ditelluride 'stripes' unexpectedly turn into one-dimensional 'stars'.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

Renewable energy realized through new metal oxides using high-throughput computation and experiment

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