First controllable nanoscale gas-liquid interface fabricated

When liquid meets gas, a unique zone forms. Variable by nature, molecules can cross from one state to another, combining in unique ways to either desirable or unwanted ends. From… Read more

A path-setting method to enable vast applications for a graphene

Super strong and only one atom thick, graphene holds promise as a nanomaterial for everything from microelectronics to clean energy storage. But lack of one property has limited its use.… Read more

Efficient light-emitting diodes based on oriented perovskite nanoparticles

Planar perovskite light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are high-performance and cost-effective electroluminescence devices that are ideal for large-area display and lighting applications. By exploring the emission layers with high ratios of horizontal… Read more

Researchers develop self-healing polymers for cracked cellphone screens

If you’re like most cellphone users, at one point you have experienced a cracked screen. Read more

Synthesizing double perovskite nanocrystals with bright emission based on triplet self-trapped excitons

Different from the narrow band emission based on free excitons in lead-perovskite nanocrystals (NCs), the low electronic dimensionality in lead-free double perovskite NCs can lead to self-trapped excitons (STEs), generating a… Read more

Researchers observe translation symmetry breaking in twisted bilayer graphene

Magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene is a material made of two sheets of graphene placed on top of each other, with one sheet twisted at precisely 1.05 degrees with respect to… Read more

Nanoscale lattices flow from 3D printer

Weaving intricate, microscopic patterns of crystal or glass is now possible thanks to engineers at Rice University. Read more

Researchers propose new strategy for interfacial modification of organic solar cells

Surface energy (γs) plays a key role in the formation of bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) films in organic solar cells fabricated by solution process. The miscibility of BHJ films can be predicted… Read more

Imaging technique reveals strains and defects in vanadium oxide

Researchers led by Edwin Fohtung, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have developed a new technique for revealing defects in nanostructured vanadium oxide, a… Read more

A new twist on 2D materials may lead to improved electronic, optical devices

A new generation of electronics and optoelectronics may soon be possible by controlling twist angles in a particular type of bilayer 2D material used in these devices, strengthening the intrinsic… Read more