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Tag: materials science and engineering

diagram of doped gallium nitride is surrounded by images of energy-efficient technologies it would enable

Sep 6, 2022

Researchers Demonstrate New, More Energy-Efficient Devices Using Gallium Nitride

The devices are made possible by a unique technique for “doping” gallium nitride in a controlled way. 

Sep 1, 2022

Computational Model Could Speed Development of Semiconductors Useful in Quantum Applications

A computational model predicts how optical properties of semiconductor materials change when doped with other elements. 

gold nanorods

Jun 22, 2022

Technique Allows Researchers to Align Gold Nanorods with Magnetic Fields

A new technique allows researchers to align gold nanorods using magnetic fields, allowing greater control over their optical properties. 

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Mar 31, 2022

Quantum ‘Shock Absorbers’ Allow Perovskite to Exhibit Superfluorescence at Room Temperature

Researchers explain why some perovskites exhibit superfluorescence at high temperatures. 

Simulation image showing self-assembly of two MNPs under a magnetic field.

Mar 11, 2022

New Tool Allows Unprecedented Modeling of Magnetic Nanoparticles

The advance paves for developing magnetic nanoparticles for applications such as drug delivery and sensor technologies. 

gloved hands hold up solar cell panels of different sizes

Jan 25, 2022

New Technique Boosts Efficiency, Sustainability of Large-Scale Perovskite Solar Cells

The technique will reduce the cost and improve the performance of mass-produced perovskite solar cells. 

Students work in a textile lab, writing on whiteboards and working in small groups at tables

Nov 1, 2021

Where Textiles Meets STEM

In the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, STEM majors can discover surprising opportunities and exceptional career preparation. 

This image shows the material birnessite with water molecules (red oxygen, two white hydrogen) and potassium cations (dark blue/lavender) at the outer surfaces and within the interlayer.

Aug 2, 2021

Birnessite Study Offers Insights For Electrochemistry, Energy Storage

The work sets the stage for understanding complex electrochemical reactions. 

A B-2 Spirit (stealth) bomber is silhouetted against the clouds.

May 18, 2021

How a Tougher Skin Could Change the Shape of Stealth Aircraft

A new material promises to make stealth aircraft even stealthier. 

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Mar 26, 2021

Trapped Configurations of Plasmon-Coupled Gold Nanoparticles Useful for Thermal History Sensing

Basically, you can use light to see how hot the material got. 

diagram of the material design in the new photonic device architecture

Feb 1, 2021

New Photonics Research Makes Smaller, More Efficient Virtual and Augmented Reality Tech Possible

The advance is a fundamentally new device architecture for photonic devices. 

Illustration of how semiconductor properties change as grain size decreases in strontium titanate.

Jul 1, 2020

Researchers Develop Computational Model to Build Better Capacitors

Model aims to guide development of new energy storage devices for electronics. 

An array of magnetic cilia

May 26, 2020

Controlling Artificial Cilia With Magnetic Fields and Light

Researchers have made remotely-controlled, artificial cilia that bend into new shapes, then return to their original shape. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Oct 9, 2019

To Build a Better Semiconductor, First Identify Its Defects

By identifying its defects, researchers move us closer to new gallium oxide technologies. 

Progressively smaller chips displayed in Phononic's headquarters.

Sep 11, 2019

A Refrigeration Revolution — Advanced on Centennial Campus

An innovative partnership with NC State helped startup Phononic disrupt the refrigeration industry.