Electronic properties news, December 2019

By taking advantage of polarons and plasmons, researchers have been able to develop optical nanoantennas from a conducting polymer.

Using a novel detwinning technique, researchers have been able to produce a map of the electronic states in the superconductor iron selenide.

A novel design strategy for identifying new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition has led to the discovery of molybdenum oxynitride.

Using an electron microscope, researchers have, for the first time, seen atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a promising semiconductor.

drug-loaded silica nanoparticles target the blood vessels that supply tumors with oxygen and nutrients to ‘starve’ cancer cells

By studying the normal state of cuprate superconductors, researchers have discovered an abrupt shift in the behavior of electrons with increased doping.

chemical compounds based on thorium and hydrogen conduct electricity without resistance at relatively high temperatures

A 1% bend in an organic semiconductor based on single crystals of the hydrocarbon rubrene can roughly double the speed of electrons flowing through it.

Researchers have developed a new way both to find topological Weyl semimetals and to manipulate them for potential spintronic devices.

By placing silver nanocubes on a thin layer of gold above a pyroelectric material, researchers have created a new multispectral photodetector.

Depositing an organic polymer as highly aligned crystals produces a transparent, flexible coating with high electrical conductivity.

Using Monte Carlo calculations, scientists have observed the strange metal state in the Hubbard model of materials with strongly correlated electrons.

By adding cobalt impurities, researchers have observed a surprising quantum effect in a high-temperature iron-containing superconductor.

Rotating layers of boron nitride above and below a graphene layer introduces moiré superlattices that modify the graphene's electronic properties.

Continuing research in the field of nanomaterials for energy storage will be critical for the widespread adoption of sustainable energy sources.

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