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Graphene 'Big Mac' – the four-layered structure may replace the silicon chip

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Scientists at the University of Manchester  sandwiched two sheets of graphene with another two-dimensional material, boron nitrate and  created the graphene 'Big Mac'. This four-layered structure with graphene could be the key to replacing the silicon chip in computers.

Sandia National Lab To Make Near-Invisible Glitter-Sized Solar Cells

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers are planning to make solar cells of near-invisible dimensions.

Physicists localize 3-D matter waves for first time

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University of Illinois physicists have experimentally demonstrated for the first time how three-dimensional conduction is affected by the defects that plague materials. Understanding these effects is important for many electronics applications.

A Catalyst That Improves Artificial Photosynthesis Developed

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According to a paper published in the journal Science, University of llinois researchers produced a catalyst that dramatically reduces the energy requirements of artificial photosynthesis. The researchers succeeded in overcoming a major obstacle to the promising artificial photosynthesis technology that simultaneously reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide and produces fuel.

New Light-Sensitive Polymer For Use In Non-Invasive Surgical Procedures Developed

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Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they believe to be the first polymeric material that is sensitive to biologically benign levels of near infrared (NRI) irradiation, enabling the material to disassemble in a highly controlled fashion.

Interaction Of Hydrophobic Molecules With Water – New Insights

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Researchers now report how water repelling substances interact with water at the molecular level.  This finding may have far-reaching implications in the science of protein chemistry, drug design, biofouling and nanomaterials.

Copper Nanowires To Replace Indium - Cheaper Gadgets Coming?

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A new research report indicates that copper nanowires could be in screens and solar cells in the next few years. Duke chemists have developed a technique to organize copper atoms in water to form long, thin, non-clumped nanowires. The nanowires are then transformed into transparent, conductive films and coated onto glass or plastic.

Renewable Carbon Dioxide Sponge - Promising Material For Carbon Fixation!

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Concerned about adding too much carbon dioxide to the atmosphere? Consider a roof top coating on your car with this new material!

Researchers report the development of a strong and reversible sponge-like material to capture and store gaseous carbon dioxide.  Carbon dioxide is considered a green house gas and its control is a pressing environmental problem.