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Electronic properties news, March 2018

Chemists have found a sodium-based material that offers a cheap and non-toxic alternative to lead-containing perovskites for use in solar cells.

Using an array of circuit boards, scientists have produced a ‘human scale’ analogue of a new phase of matter known as quadrupole topological insulators.

Energy efficient windows through solution-based deposition.

Sewing patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to produce atomically thin fabrics.

A novel 3D printing technology can produce metallic glasses, such as an amorphous iron alloy, at larger scales than previously possible.

Theory has guided the development of a new piezeoelectric material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.

A new chemical vapor deposition method can produce single-crystal-like graphene films by supplying hydrocarbon molecules to the edge of the growing film.

By exfoliating a liquid droplet of gallium, scientists have managed to create 2D gallenene, which shows promise for use in nanoscale electronics.

Scientists have created a new method for doping germanium with desired foreign atoms, creating new materials with significantly altered properties.

By inserting positively charged ammonium molecules between the layers, scientists have developed a novel way to make superlattices of 2D materials.

A new technique can ‘sew’ two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics for use in electronic devices.

Solar sandwich breaks efficiency barrier.

Organic lithium ion battery will work in outer space.

Researchers have discovered more details about the way certain materials hold a static electric charge even after two surfaces separate.

Replacing metal components in electronic devices with carbon materials like graphene could reduce production costs and waste management problems.

Adding nickel nanoparticles to a liquid gallium alloy turns it into a paste with a consistency suitable for additive manufacturing.

NiOx-based perovskite materials promise low-cost, highly efficient, flexible solar photovoltaic devices.

A graphene superlattice consisting of two sheets rotated at slightly different orientations can display both insulating and superconducting properties.

Understanding why a 2D material grown on a sapphire substrate had worse properties than predicted has allowed scientists to improve those properties.

A novel imaging technique uses a tiny needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2D images to reconstruct a 3D picture,

Researchers have developed a new technique for printing electronic circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires.

Using state-of-the-art microscopy techniques, scientists have discovered that a prototypical ‘relaxor’ material has an unexpected atomic structure.

Nanoparticle-decorated bioactive glass provides a scaffold for bone regrowth and the capacity for photothermal treatment to target tumor cells.

Researchers have shown that films of pencil graphite and a conductive co-polymer paint can produce a novel, cheap thermoelectric device.

High-intensity infrared laser pulses have revealed a hidden state of electronic order in a cuprate comprising lanthanum, barium, copper and oxygen.

Hybrid electrode material enables fast ion conduction through continuous ceramic fibers, flexibility, and ability to use polymer roll-to-roll processing.

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