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Materials news, April 2014

Graphene and carbon nanotubes combine to make spaser for future flexible electronics.

Superconducting nano-mechanical resonators made from boron-doped diamond could find application in quantum opto-mechanics.

Scientists found that the size of the impurities determines whether the wire’s superconducting properties are either hindered or improved.

Plastic deformation of two-phase Cu-Ag alloy containing precipitates spontaneously creates surface nanolayers that reduce wear.

Scientists have mimicked these viral tactics to build the first DNA nanodevices that survive the body's immune defenses.

An team based at Trinity College Dublin has demonstrated a new approach in producing high-quality graphene using a commercial blender.

Researchers observed experiments for the first time in highly charged ions.

Polystyrene nanospheres have been shown to improve the conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells.

A team of nanotechnology researchers have discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA.

Plastic-magnetic sandwich bridges gap between data storage and transmission.

Scientists have turned to nature to develop a 3D vascular system that permits high-performance composite materials.

A group of scientists have demonstrated a supercapacitor made from freestanding films of carbon nanotubes.

Nanotechnology has unlocked new pathways for targeted drug delivery, including the use of nanocarriers, or capsules.

Scientists may be able to develop new techniques to eliminate charge stripes and help pave the way for room-temperature superconductivity.

Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure.

Scientists at MIT and the City College of New York have achieved imaging excitons’ motions directly.

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers.

Researchers have discovered a way to use existing semiconductors to detect a far wider range of light than is now possible, well into the infrared range.

Researchers have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range.

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water.

An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP).

Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood.

A research group has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection.

An associate professor and her collaborators have developed an essential component of these new computers that would run on light.

A study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior.

Researchers found that the semiconductor indium nitride (InN)will emit green light if reduced to 1 nanometer-wide wires.

A research group has reported, for the first time, gas detection properties in nanorods of silver tungstate in its alpha phase (α-Ag2WO4).

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate drug-delivering nanoparticles and other substances inside the body.

Scientists from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new type of tidal energy generator using magnetic MIM parts.

Researchers have found that a nanoparticle trapped with laser light temporarily violates the famous second law of thermodynamics.

Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel.

Take a look at the most popular news stories in materials science during March 2014.

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