Waseda University

Japanese Study Devises Way to Bend Molecular Crystals Using UV Light

“Molecular crystals,” unlike ordinary gemstones-like crystals, can bend, twist, and even jump when excited with light or heat and have garnered attention from chemists, materials scientists, and engineers alike owing to their potential applications in actuators, artificial muscles, and soft robotics. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, scientists […]

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Monocrystalline Silicon Thin Film Cheaper and Faster to Fabricate

A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon with a reduced crystal defect density down to the silicon wafer level at a growth rate that is more than 10 times higher than before. In principle, this method can improve the raw material […]

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