When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum: A new study led by Berkeley Lab reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material

The twist angle formed between atomically thin layers of tungsten disulfide and tungsten diselenide acts as a "tuning knob," turning...

Galactic Wind Provides Clues to Evolution of Galaxies

The magnetic field lines of the the Cigar Galaxy (also called M82) appear in this composite image. The lines follow the...

The moiré patterns of three layers change the electronic properties of graphene

A graphene layer (black) of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms is placed between two layers of boron nitride atoms, which are also arranged...

New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors: Near-infrared technology pinpoints fluorescent probes deep within living tissue; may be used to detect cancer earlier

MIT researchers have devised a way to simultaneously image in multiple wavelengths of near-infrared light, allowing them to determine the...

Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?

Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?
This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (...

First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars


Can a flowing liquid-like material maintain its structural order like crystals?


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