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Polymer-based tunable optical components

Feb 23, 2024 (Nanowerk News) A material coating, whose light refraction properties can be precisely switched between different states, has been developed by an interdisciplinary research team from the Chemistry and Physics departments at the University of Jena. The team, led by Felix Schacher, Sarah Walden, Purushottam Poudel, and Isabelle...

Flexible sensor uniquely mimics complex touch and perception of human skin

Feb 23, 2024 (Nanowerk Spotlight) Our skin endows us with a profoundly multifaceted sensory awareness unmatched in machines. Human touch conveys intricate patterns of pressure, thermal flow and subsurface textures. It simultaneously maps moisture, contours and minute disturbances in the air. This combination enables astounding environmental comprehension through the body’s...

Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing

Feb 22, 2024 (Nanowerk News)Experimental computer memories and processors built from magnetic materials use far less energy than traditional silicon-based devices. Two-dimensional magnetic materials, composed of layers that are only a few atoms thick, have incredible properties that could allow magnetic-based devices to achieve unprecedented speed, efficiency, and scalability. While...

New electrochemical system enables efficient metal recovery from industrial wastewater

Feb 22, 2024 (Nanowerk News) A research team at Tsinghua University led by Professor Huijuan Liu has developed a new electrochemical system that promises to revolutionize metal recovery from industrial wastewater. The research was published in Engineering ("Efficient Metal Recovery from Industrial Wastewater: Potential Oscillation and Turbulence Mode for Electrochemical...

A new chapter for all-attosecond spectroscopy

Feb 22, 2024 (Nanowerk News) A team of researchers from the Max Born Institute in Berlin has for the first time demonstrated attosecond-pump attosecond-probe spectroscopy (APAPS) at a repetition rate of 1 kilohertz. This became possible by the development of a compact intense attosecond source using an out-of-focus generation geometry....