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Two and three-dimensional (2D/3D) hybrid materials

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 19 January 2018

In the recently published paper in Journal of Nanoscale, Randall M. Feenstra and their colleagues have demonstrated the importance of 2D layer thickness and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) in the transport properties of the hybrid structure, where monolayer TMDs exhibit direct tunneling through the layer, while transport in few layer TMDs on GaN is dominated by p–n diode behavior and varies with the 2D/3D hybrid structure. They have shown the scalable synthesis of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and tungsten diselenide (WSe2) via metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on gallium nitride (GaN), and elucidated the structure, chemistry, and vertical transport properties of the 2D/3D hybrid.

Experts Developed a Road-map for Quantum Computation at NASA's Workshop on Quantum Computing

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 17 January 2018

What are the latest developments in quantum information science and computation?  

What are the current challenges in algorithms, hardware, and technology transition to engineering applications?

NASA brought word leading scientist and industry leaders come together at Quantum Computing workshop to answer these questions and discuss future of the Quantum Computers.  

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation Grants

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 17 January 2018

The mission of the Kaufman Foundation is to support fundamental research in biology, chemistry, and physics at Pennsylvania institutions of higher education. The Kaufman Foundation grants to institutes of higher learning in Pennsylvania for scientists pursuing research that explores their field’s essential questions and/or crosses disciplinary boundaries. Mr. Kaufman believed in the potential impact of fundamental, curiosity-driven science and the strength of working across interdisciplinary boundaries. He also recognized the importance of supporting early and mid-career scientists, while acknowledging the major accomplishments achieved after a lifetime of high-impact contributions. When he died in 2010, Charles Kaufman, a respected chemical engineer, left $50 million to The Pittsburgh Foundation of which $40 million is earmarked for continuing his life-long commitment to scientific research with the potential to improve human life. Since 2013, and including 2017, the Foundation has awarded 43 grants totaling $9.1 million. 


Physicists find clues to the origins of high-temperature superconductivity, Physicists create quantum state detector, Topologically engineered planar absorbers improve sensitivity of optical sensors, and Fluid-like' heat flow in solid semiconductor

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Thu, Jan 18 2018 16:46:26

Physicists unravel mystery of stable fullerenes, Scientists found excitons in nickel oxide for the first time, Activating C–H bonds with isolated atoms, and Researchers measure single atoms in a graphene 'petri-dish'

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Wed, Jan 17 2018 14:50:56

How electron spins interact with crystal lattice in nickel oxide, The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge, Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency, and Two experiments pushing the frontier of graphene's potential

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Tue, Jan 16 2018 14:38:55

Quantum gravity could be probed by entangled masses, X-rays reveal chirality in swirling electric vortices, Silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator with ultrasound, Light may unlock a new quantum dance for electrons in graphene

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Tue, Jan 16 2018 14:27:48

Scientists shed light on new low-cost material for seeing in the dark,Breaking bad metals with neutrons, Pulses of light to encrypt data, and Super-adsorbent MOF captures twice its weight in water

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Mon, Jan 15 2018 16:40:32