On May 20th, 2019, the world celebrates World Metrology Day. Although an annual celebration, this year in particular stands out from the rest as it opens a new era of precision in physics. Starting today, all seven base units of the International System of Units (SI)...
Towards ideal growth of organic/inorganic hybrids
A group of scientists from Philipps-Universität Marburg have performed a careful and systematic study of organic film formation on molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) crystals.
Workshop on Antiferromagnetic Spintronics in Mainz
A workshop on the emerging field of Antiferromagnetic Spintronics focuses on making antiferromagnets active elements of spintronic devices
Bulk and surface electron transport in topological insulator candidate YbB6
Striking similarity in key ingredients for topological insulators (TI) and effective thermoelectrics are announced.
A new family of dielectric materials
A team from ICMMO (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire d’Orsay) of Université Paris-Saclay recently showed that entropy-stabilized oxides can be substituted by aliovalent elements with charge compensation mechanisms.
Droop in phosphors
Droop, the decrease of efficiency with drive, is a major technology topic for InGaN-based light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Stability issues of the next generation solar cells
Due to the need to develop efficient, low cost photovoltaics, different emerging photovoltaic technologies have been attracting increasing attention.
Magnetoelectric Oxide Gates to Enable Graphene Spintronics
The ability to electrically control magnetism in a gate dielectric is demonstrated by physicists at North Carolina State University.
Anisotropic interlayer coupling in atomically thin ReS2
Atomically thin transition-metal-dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have recently attracted a lot of research interest. Like graphene, they can be prepared as two-dimensional crystals by exfoliation. Unlike graphene, they are semiconductors with large band gaps, which make them...
Carbononics – a new special issue in pss RRL
A Carbononics special issue in pss RRL – integrating electronics, photonics and spintronics with graphene quantum dots.