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Carbon nanotubes steal spotlight from silicon in high-powered transistors

By Stephanie Liverani / September 6, 2016

When it comes to high-performance transistors, silicon’s been the go-to material. But recently, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say carbon nanotube transistors have, for the first time, outperformed silicon.

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Let there be light: Novel light-processing technique heals defects in perovskite solar cells to improve stability

By Stephanie Liverani / May 27, 2016

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other affiliated institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. say they’ve “made significant inroads toward understanding a process for improving perovskites’ performance, by modifying the material using intense light,” according to an MIT news article.

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Better together: Perovskites paired with silicon could create higher-efficiency solar cells

By Stephanie Liverani / January 19, 2016

Researchers at the University of Oxford in England say perovskites are the class of materials that will change the solar cell game not by themselves, but when teamed up with our reliable standby material, silicon.

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Closer look at spider ‘signal threads’ could lead to advances in remote sensing technology

By Stephanie Liverani / January 15, 2016

Scientists at the University of Oxford in England are studying the composition of spider web “signal threads” for inspiration when it comes to developing new advances in remote sensing technology.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 23, 2013

  Iron oxide provides foundation for nanotubes in NASA’s ‘super-black’ optical absorber NASA has achieved yet another milestone in its quest to advance an emerging nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size. John Hagopian, an optics engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and his team can…

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Can basic chemistry concepts explain oxide surfaces?

By / February 25, 2010

Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Oxford say that relatively simple methods of explaining chemical bond mechanisms typically taught at undergraduate levels turns out to be an accurate way to understand the arrangement of atoms on a oxide’s surface. “For a long time we have not understood oxide surfaces,” said Laurence Marks, professor…

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