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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new option to control properties of the interface between the two layers, for instance the amount of charge transferred from one layer to the other or the emergence of ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — It is possible to design and construct interfaces between materials with different structures by making a bridge between them, scientists have ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new model helps understand for example defects formed in metal ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, researchers have succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have shown from detailed measurements that in atomically flat areas of a nitrogen-doped graphite surface in the absence of external magnetic fields, Landau levels manifest corresponding to ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Scientists have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate ... read more

New Material Substantially Reduces Nitrogen from Diesel

Feb. 2, 2016 — The Mexican Oil Institute (IMP) developed a catalyst adsorbent material that removes 80 percent of organic compounds from hydrocarbon charges before starting the process of hydrodesulfurization ... read more

Novel Nanoparticle Made of Common Mineral May Help Keep Tumor Growth at Bay

Feb. 2, 2016 — Engineers have found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets. With their work, researchers show for the first time that ... read more

Physicists Create Artificial 'Graphene'

Feb. 2, 2016 — Physicists have created an artificial material with a structure comparable to ... read more

Cling-on Warriors: Sandcastle Worms Serve as Inspiration for a New Type of Underwater Adhesive

Feb. 2, 2016 — An interdisciplinary group of researchers has made strides in the development of an underwater adhesive that has the potential for a variety of biomedical and non-biological ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to exploit the Leidenfrost effect to control the direction and destination of liquid droplets on a surface and thus to cool it more efficiently. They ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or ... read more

Bio-Inspired Biomimetics Can Outperform Natural Coenzymes

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have developed a range of synthetic biomimetic compounds to replace the relatively expensive natural NADH and NADPH coenzymes in enzymatic conversions of industrial relevance. They show ... read more

Unconventional Superconductivity Near Absolute Zero Temperature

Feb. 1, 2016 — An important mechanism for superconductivity in a metallic compound containing ytterbium, rhodium and silicon, has been uncovered by researchers. The underlying concept of the quantum-critical point ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The end of Moore's Law -- the prediction that transistor density would double every two years -- was one of the hottest topics in electronics-related discussions in 2015. Silicon-based ... read more

Spin Dynamics in an Atomically Thin Semi-Conductor

Feb. 1, 2016 — The mechanisms for spin motion in molybdenum disulfide, an emerging two-dimensional (2D) material, have been established by researchers. Their discovery resolves a research question on the properties ... read more

New Type of Nanowires, Built With Natural Gas Heating

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials. According to the research team, this method is simple, reproducible, ... read more

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