6 Dec 2022 - 17:13
Our modern society is one built on plastic. In a little over a century, these synthetic polymers have transformed every sector of society, from food and health to transport and construction. But once...
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15 Feb 2022 - 09:00
Highlights Researchers have simulated the growth of both porous and closed polycrystalline diamond films to help grow these films more efficiently in the lab.   These films, which have many...
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25 Jan 2022 - 13:00
Highlights Metal halide perovskites are a promising material for next-generation LEDs, but are currently limited by their instability One issue is the halide segregation problem, where the ions...
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30 Nov 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Glow-in-the-dark materials fuel a US$400 million global industry, thanks to their usefulness in emergency signs, watches, and paint. However, they are currently made from inorganic...
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25 Nov 2021 - 16:40
Highlights Researchers have used a state-of-the-art technique to build more precise artificial scaffolds for regenerating neurons The scaffolds were designed to mimic the extracellular matrix – a...
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5 Jun 2020 - 00:00
When we think of wrinkles, we usually envision the lines etched into our skin, for some an unwelcome reality and for others a proud sign of a life well-lived. In material science, wrinkles can also...
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10 Sep 2019 - 11:45
  Devices smaller than the width of a human hair are key to technologies for drug delivery, semiconductors, and fuel production. But current methods for fabricating these micro- and...
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22 Jan 2019 - 13:55
This technology is available for licensing. For details, see the non-confidential disclosure...
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6 Jun 2018 - 09:07
What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Now, a collaborative study with scientists at the Okinawa Institute...
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23 Feb 2018 - 14:35
A small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen’s desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to...
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20 Sep 2017 - 11:46
Professor Tsumoru Shintake at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) yearns for a clean future, one that is affordable and powered by sustainable energy....
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4 Aug 2017 - 10:59
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today’s technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A “perovskite structure” uses a different combination of atoms but keep the...
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