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Large-scale window material developed as pollution filter and for light tuning

A research team developed a simple and economical process to fabricate large-scale flexible smart windows.

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Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions

New metasurfaces can reflect light or sound waves into any desired direction — or even split energy into more than one.

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High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed

Researchers introduce a new time-resolved microscopy method that allows them to monitor the trajectories of fast-moving charged particles at unprecedented rates.

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Taking diamond qubits for a spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks.

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Newly discovered design rules lead to better fuel cell catalyst

Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach.

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Putting photons in jail

Scientists have discovered a novel type of resonant nanocavity that serves as a ‘jail for photons’. The cavity confines light in all three dimensions (3D) simultaneously by exploiting a surrounding photonic band gap crystal nanostructure as the 3D jail’s bars.

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First-of-their-kind 3D experiments shed new light on shape memory alloys

Researchers are working to better understand how shape memory alloys’ complex internal microstructures change during shape memory behaviors.

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Platinum nanoparticles for selective treatment of liver cancer cells

Scientists demonstrated that platinum nanoparticles can be used to kill liver cancer cells with greater selectivity than existing cancer drugs.

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Physicists watch electron transfer in a single molecule

For the first time, an international team of scientists has recorded the orbitals of single molecules in different charge states in a novel type of microscopy.

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Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers

In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away.

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