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August 18, 2015
Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Aug 14, 2015
A Korean team of scientists tune BP's band gap to form a superior conductor, allowing for the application to be mass produced for electronic and optoelectronics devices The research team operating out of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), affiliated with the Institute for Basic Science's (IBS) Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems (CALDES), reported a tunable band gap in BP, effectively modifying the semiconducting material into a unique state of matter with ... read more

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Disney Research produces 3D objects with variable elasticity using single material
A 3D-printed teddy bear can have a stiff head, a pliable tummy and bendable arms, even though all of it is made of the same relatively stiff material, using a new method developed by Disney Research ... more
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