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A defect-free, molecule-thick film

A research team, led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has found a way to fix the defects in monolayer semiconductors through the use of an organic superacid. Monolayers hold promise in the development of transparent LED displays, ultra-high efficiency solar cells, photo detectors and nanoscale transistors.

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The aluminium industry and metal replacement

While many associate exotic materials with weight reduction, the aluminium industry is keen to remind engineers it is also part of the solution. Justin Cunningham reports.

The buzz word is metal replacement. Replacing those heavier older components with a plastic or composite is surely a logical exercise for anyone wanting to shed a few kg. Cars today, for example, are reportedly 50% ...
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99.99% air

Boeing claims to have created the worlds lightest metal, stating how the breakthrough could have major implications for aircraft and automotive fuel efficiency. The material is composed of a ...  Watch Video

Changing face of engineering

At the time of writing this, I’m at the LiveWorx conference in Germany. The event is run ...  Read Blog Entry

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