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Quantum-material-based proton-irradiation-immune electronics for space travel

Proton radiation damage is an important failure mechanism for electronic devices in near-Earth orbits and deep space. The future of space exploration depends crucially on the development of new electronic technologies that are immune to space radiation, which consists primarily of protons, electrons, and cosmic rays. The penetrating energetic radiation of deep space produces negative impacts on not only biological entities but also the electronic systems of space vehicles. Researchers have now demonstrated two-dimensional charge-density-wave devices with a remarkable immunity to bombardment with protons.

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Photonics: The curious case of the disappearing cylinders

Study opens a new route to achieving invisibility without using metamaterials.

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Biomimetics: Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones

Study opens the door to developing ultrasensitive analytical devices for medical and sports applications.

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How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide

Engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.

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Quantum gas turns supersolid

Scientists report on the observation of supersolid behavior in dipolar quantum gases of erbium and dysprosium. In the dysprosium gas these properties are unprecedentedly long-lived. This sets the stage for future investigations into the nature of this exotic phase of matter.

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Semiconductor scientists discover effect that was thought impossible

A physical effect known as superinjection underlies modern light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. For decades this effect was believed to occur only in semiconductor heterostructures. Researchers now have found superinjection to be possible in homostructures, which are made of a single material.

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Printing self-powered sensor systems on plastic

New research demonstrates the concept of a printable and wearable self-powered sensor system for ethanol/acetone detection.

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Building a printing press for atomically thin 2D materials

Researchers are developing an automated system to synthesize entirely new materials made from stacked atomically thin two-dimensional sheets and to characterize their exotic quantum properties.

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Precision-guided nanoparticles help improve treatment of peritoneal tumors

Tests showed that precision-guided anticancer nanoparticles have improved efficacy and reduced side effects.

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Modified ‘white graphene’ for eco-friendly energy

Scientists found a way how to use 2D material for hydrogen energy.

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