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Electronic properties news, September 2021

New nano semiconductor materials show promise

Synthesis of molecular nano “spheres” with potential for semiconductors

Researchers have developed a novel method for getting thin layers of different materials, including perovskites, to self-assemble into large crystals.

Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings, operated by Penn State and Rice Universities, secures $1.5 million in Phase II funding from NSF

While searching for novel superconductors, researchers unexpectedly discovered a 2D material with an unusually high ionic conductivity.

Subjecting combinations of oils with different conductivities to an electric field causes them to adopt unusual shapes and patterns, like square droplets.

Using ultrafast laser pulses, researchers were able to observe subtle transitions between the insulating and conducting properties of chromium oxides.

By applying strain to a monolayer semiconductor, researchers managed to produce chiral valley-polarized light at room temperature.

Researchers have developed a novel etching process for fabricating features and patterns on 2D materials like graphene at near atomic resolution.

By synthesizing the first 1D cuprate that can be doped, scientists have uncovered an unexpectedly strong nearest-neighbor attraction between electrons.

A strong interaction between electrons and phonons in a novel superconductor causes the electrons to flow like water in a pipe.

Using a novel microscopy technique, researchers have discovered an unexpected arrangement of electrons in an iron-based superconductor.

By encasing a liquid metal alloy in a hydrogel, researchers have produced a material that can convert movement into electricity when dry or wet.

Researchers have used field-effect transistors with diamond channels to investigate the electric double layer effect in solid electrolytes.

By utilizing silver terraces as a substrate, engineers have, for the first time, managed to create a double layer of atomically flat borophene.

By applying mechanical strain to a 2D semiconductor, researchers were able to get it to emit light, rather than heat, with near 100% efficiency.

By developing conducting carbon nanotube threads, researchers have been able to product shirts that can monitor the hearts of wearers.

By producing large, high-quality bismuth iodide crystals, researchers have shown these crystals can act as two different types of topological insulator.

Properties of bamboo inspire more efficient battery electrodes

"Carbon-based materials for electrocatalysis: tailored functionalities towards activity and selectivity"

Researchers have developed a model for predicting how the compositions of catalytic metal alloys and oxides affect their electronic structures.

Researchers have found that twisting the layers of bilayer graphene influences the movement of electrons by altering the spacing between the layers.

By pairing metal halide perovskites with conventional silicon, researchers have produced a solar cell with a record-breaking efficiency of almost 30%.

By utilizing a ferroelectric layer to overcome the ion problem, researchers have managed to create transistors made from metal-halide perovskites.

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