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[Innovation] – Codex International R&D Programme 23 February 2022

Within the framework of the “France Relance – R&D job preservation plan”, Codex International and the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France have signed a partnership, under the auspices of the MESRI for the implementation of a materials R&D programme.

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[Coating] – Simple silicon coating solves long-standing optical challenge. 5 January 2022

Quick bursts of laser light, lasting less than a trillionth of a second, are used in a range of applications today. These ultrashort laser pulses have allowed scientists to observe chemical reactions in real-time, …

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[Nanotechnology] – Speeding up directed evolution of molecules in the lab. 5 January 2022

Natural evolution is a slow process that relies on the gradual accumulation of genetic mutations. In recent years, scientists have found ways to speed up the process on a small scale, allowing them to rapidly create new proteins and other molecules in their lab.

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[Silicon] – How to turn ultrathin silicon black ? 5 January 2022

Silicon is the basic material that is used in our smart phones, in optical sensors, or in solar cells on our roofs. It is a major outstanding challenge that silicon absorbs incident light only weakly, especially in the red part of the visible spectrum.

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[Nanotechnology] – Tuning a magnetic fluid with an electric field creates controllable dissipative patterns. 5 January 2022

Researchers at Aalto University have shown that a nanoparticle suspension can serve as a simple model for studying the formation of patterns and structures in more complicated non-equilibrium systems, such as living cells.

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[Perovskite] – Perovskite solar cells soar to new heights. 5 January 2022

In a joint effort between Pavia University (Italy) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden at Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), researchers developed a novel method to fabricate lead halide perovskite solar cells with record efficiency – publication in the journal Science Advances

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[Semiconductor] – Suppressing the Auger recombination process in quantum dots. 5 January 2022

A Quantum Dot (QD) is a nanometer-sized semiconductor nanocrystal that has unique optical properties such as the ability to emit light in the range of optical frequencies depending on its size. QDs have already been applied to practical optoelectronic applications including light-emitting displays, solar cells, photodetectors, and lasers.

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[Nanotechnology] – Using additive manufacturing and nanotechnology to detect increasingly tiny levels of biomarkers. 4 January 2022

A group of Carnegie Mellon University mechanical engineering researchers have pushed the limits of diagnostic testing to a level never before seen.

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[Perovskite] – Scientists find ways to help perovskite solar cell ‘self-healing’. 4 January 2022

A team led by Prof. HU Linhua at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has recently developed a type of self-healing perovskite solar cell by functional combination of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP).

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