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Researchers explain visible light from 2-D lead halide perovskites

Researchers drew attention three years ago when they reported that a two-dimensional perovskite—a material with a specific crystal structure—composed of cesium, lead and bromine emitted a strong ...

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Researchers unveil how soft materials react to deformation at molecular level

Before designing the next generation of soft materials, researchers must first understand how they behave during rapidly changing deformation. In a new study, researchers challenged previous ...

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Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Is Now Open to All

If you’re reading this, you can now go to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.Read more...

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Crystal with a twist: scientists grow spiraling new material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National ...

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Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition

A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration ...

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Mineral discovery made easier: X-ray technique shines a new light on tiny, rare crystals

Like a tiny needle in a sprawling hayfield, a single crystal grain measuring just tens of millionths of a meter—found in a borehole sample drilled in Central Siberia—had an unexpected chemical ...

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Tuning into the LCDs of tomorrow: Exploring the novel IGZO-11 semiconductor

In 1985, Noboru Kimizuka of the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan had pioneered the idea of polycrystalline indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO) ceramics, with the general ...

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Phase-change materials from smartphones may lead to higher data storage, energy efficiency

Phase-change materials that are used in the latest generation of smartphones could lead to higher storage capability and more energy efficiency. Data is recorded by switching between glassy ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from

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Discovery of light-induced ferroelectricity in strontium titanate

Light can be used not only to measure materials' properties, but also to change them. Especially interesting are those cases in which the function of a material can be modified, such as its ...

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