22 Apr 2021 - 03:00
Highlights Excitons are excited particles that form when negatively charged electrons bind to positively charged holes Researchers have now used cutting-edge technology to capture the first ever...
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4 Dec 2020 - 04:00
Heralding the end of a decade-long quest, in a promising new class of extremely thin, two-dimensional semiconductors, scientists have for the first time directly visualized and measured elusive...
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16 Sep 2020 - 14:48
In everyday life, measuring temperature is pretty straightforward. But in the quantum world, which deals with the super small and the ultra-cold, determining how hot or cold something is starts...
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17 Jun 2020 - 13:56
We're all probably familiar with light-emitting numbers on alarm clocks and the fluorescence of emergency signs. These glow-in-the-dark features have been around for decades. They have many functions...
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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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16 Apr 2020 - 00:00
A multi-institutional collaboration, co-led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has discovered the source of...
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31 Mar 2020 - 10:00
If you see people walking down a street and coming to a junction, it’s difficult to predict which direction they might take. But, if you see people sitting in separate boats, floating down a stream,...
Type: News Article
23 Mar 2020 - 15:44
Since its discovery in 2014, phosphorene – a sheet of phosphorus atoms only a single atom thick – has intrigued scientists, due to its unique optoelectronic anisotropy. In other words, electrons...
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2 Mar 2020 - 10:00
Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate...
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27 Jan 2020 - 15:31
Specialized stringy fluids flow through the human joints and help constitute substances such as mucus. These fluids contain long, flexible molecules like polymers or proteins, giving them the ability...
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14 Jan 2020 - 10:00
Over the last few decades, machine learning has revolutionized many sectors of society, with machines learning to drive cars, identify tumors and play chess – often surpassing their human...
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9 Jan 2020 - 09:00
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a light-based device that can act as a biosensor, detecting biological substances in materials...
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