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Materials other than silicon for next generation electronic devices

Silicon has been the most successful material of the 20th century, with major global industries and even a valley named after it. But silicon may be running out of steam for high performance/low power electronics. As silicon strains against the physical limits of performance, could a material like InGaAs provide enough of an improvement over silicon that it would be worth the expense in new equipment lines and training to make the switch worthwhile?

Posted: Aug 28th, 2014

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Nanodiamonds are forever

A professor's research examines 13,000-year-old nanodiamonds from multiple locations across three continents.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2014

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Graphene reinvents the future

For many scientists, the discovery of one-atom-thick sheets of graphene is hugely significant, something with the potential to affect just about every aspect of human activity and endeavour.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2014

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Researchers film protein quake for the first time

One of nature's mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun's rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis is that the light-absorbing proteins in the plant's blades quickly dissipate the energy throughout the entire protein molecule through so-called protein quakes. Researchers have now managed to successfully 'film' this process.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2014

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Cubic cluster chills out

Gadolinium-based material that can be cooled by varying a magnetic field may be useful for cooling low-temperature sensors.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2014

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