Electronic properties news, October 2018

A novel technique uses a nickel film to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of a 2D material from a bulk crystal and then stack them with other 2D wafers.

Semiconductor made from organic and inorganic materials can convert electricity into light efficiently.

Making a silicon solar cell with a maximum quantum efficiency of double the normal limit

The strength of a particular chemical bond in cuprates influences the temperature at which they achieve superconductivity.

Using atomic quantum simulation, physicists have made the first observation of a specific type of toplogical insulator that's induced by disorder.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to predict the electrical and optical properties of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.

simple method produces centimeter-sized single crystals of organolead halide perovskites

Researchers have combined experiment and theory to elucidate the electronic structure and optical behavior of novel gold and silver alloys.

Engineers have developed a graphene-based technique for fabricating ultrathin, flexible semiconducting films from exotic materials.

Scientists have probed a superionic crystal with neutrons and X-rays to determine how it can possess both solid and liquid properties.

graphdiyne film filters lithium ions and prevents dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries

Researchers have come up with a novel molecular approach for improving the piezoelectric properties of organic polymers.

A bio-inspired soft material can alter its properties by self-assembling into molecular superstructures and then disassembling on demand.

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can produce an electrical voltage when salt water flows over it.

Silicon-based safety switch for lithium-ion batteries prevents catastrophic failure.

hybrid material based on transition metal selenide could be a nonprecious metal alternative electrocatalyst for hydrogen generation

Composite contains polymer component to protect metal hydride filler from exposure to air and moisture for stable hydrogen storage.

Researchers have developed a method for creating an antenna made from a two-dimensional material that can be sprayed onto almost any surface.

New insertion reaction anode material produced via combustion synthesis could boost sodium-ion batteries.

Non-precious metal Fe-N doped carbon electrocatalyst for ORR could make fuel cells more economically viable and sustainable.

manganese selenide nanocubes are promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has revealed that a hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite film is ferroelastic.

Researchers have shown that complex macroscale superstructures can be assembled from building blocks comprising pyramid-shaped quantum dots.

Treating two-dimensional boron nitride with a superacid helps it to bind with other materials, including nanoparticles and graphene.

A quantum leap forward in time.

Synthesis of a new 2D nano material with electrical and magnetic properties.

Piezoelectric components can now be directly integrated onto silicon chips.

Simple two-step for optoelectronic films.

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