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Materials news, January 2015

Reflecting on quantum memory

Mirror-like spin-photon interfaces in diamond for quantum memory.

Emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals.

Researchers hope that their properties might be altered to permit nanodiamonds to be used as catalysts for generating hydrogen from sunlight.

How to enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals.

Scientists have come up with a way of creating sensors which could allow machines to smell more accurately than humans.

The Physics Innovation Award is a competition inviting you to come up with original innovative ideas to improve the publishing experience.

University of British Columbia physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time.

Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons.

Some of the most influential articles published in Acta Biomaterialia over the past 10 years can be found here.

Physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time.

Revealing hidden structures in domain interfaces in organic semiconductors.

Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked.

Outstanding contributions recognized at the Materials Today Asia conference.

Materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life.

Oxygen is needed in tissue repair so researchers have come up with a novel way to supply regrowing tissue with oxygen using algae-impregnated biomaterials.

Carbon nanotubes could spark new life into damaged nerves.

Tandem perovskite-semiconductor promise for solar energy efficiency boost.

Researchers measured the time electrons needed to travel through a film consisting of a few layers a of magnesium atoms.

Making cement is a centuries-old art that has yet to be perfected, according to researchers at Rice University who believe it can be still more efficient.

A team of researchers recently report on the use of a simple and effective approach to overcome this limitation using amphiphiles.

Although blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs): how do they actually work?

Computational Materials Science supports the move towards Open Data with Data in Brief.

We are very pleased to solicit nominations for the Elsevier Van de Hulst Light-Scattering Award.

Introducing a compound into cancer cells to guide surgery.

Building nanotechnology using DNA origami

Self-folding 3D origami comes to fruition.

Graphene oxide stability in water is down to presence of aluminum impurity.

Special Issue on graphene from the journal, Carbon.

The Editorial Board of Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Section A (NIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the Kai Siegbahn Prize.

The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt.

Resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity.

Dr Subhash Mahajan, Coordinating Editor of Acta Materialia, will receive the prestigious Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award.

Mildred Dresselhaus, member of Carbon’s Honary Advisory Board was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.

New Editor-in-Chief announced for Diamond and Related Materials

The 2014 Materials Today Cover Competition winners have been revealed...

An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as “flying carpets”.

A team of engineers has developed a new acousto-optic device that can shape and steer beams of light at speeds never before achieved.

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A flexible, self-powered piezoelectric motion sensor for use by Alzheimer’s patients has been developed by Korean researchers.

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