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October 13, 2020

Chiral Ingredients Split Electron Spins in Hybrid Semiconductors

Adding left- or right-handed organic molecules to hybrid perovskite semiconductors may offer a path toward spintronic computing

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September 21, 2020

Filling an AI and Materials Science Training Gap

Duke University awarded $3 million to develop a graduate training program at the nexus of artificial intelligence and materials science

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September 10, 2020

Sound Waves Replace Human Hands in Petri Dish Experiments

Three proof-of-concept prototypes seek to make contactless ‘acoustic tweezer’ technology available to a wide array of laboratories

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September 04, 2020

‘Floppy’ Atomic Dynamics Help Turn Heat into Electricity

‘Cold neutrons’ uncover atomic dynamics that give thermoelectric materials low-heat conductivity

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August 24, 2020

Nanotechnology Network Meets National and Research Triangle Research and Educational Needs

Renewal grant ties Duke together with Triangle universities to help researchers, businesses and educators pursue nanotechnology innovation

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August 18, 2020

Xiaoyue Ni: Designing Smart Materials and Wearable Technologies to Improve Health

New faculty member Xiaoyue Ni develops programmable materials and wearable electronic devices to advance precision medicine and health monitoring in the digital age

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August 09, 2020

Duke Materials Initiative Expands to Include Sustainable Materials Research

DMI adds Civil & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Toxicology faculty who research environmental impacts of materials

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July 01, 2020

Coordinating Complex Behaviors Between Hundreds of Robots

A new approach to designing motion plans for multiple robots grows “trees” in the search space to solve complex problems in a fraction of the time

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June 26, 2020

From the Lab, the First Cartilage-Mimicking Gel That's Strong Enough for Knees

Cartilage provides a combination of cushiony-yet-strong that hydrogels haven't been able to match, until now

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June 11, 2020

Sound Waves Transport Droplets for Rewritable Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

Vibrating transducers create tunnels in a thin layer of oil to transport droplets across a chip without leaving a trace behind

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