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Rochester leads development of novel integrated photonic COVID-19 sensor

Rochester leads development of novel integrated photonic COVID-19 sensor

March 24, 2022

The inexpensive, portable device could help safeguard against future pandemics and detect viruses and infections in underserved populations.

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Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

July 26, 2021

From insulator to metal and back again—a new phenomenon reported by researchers at the University Rochester and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ‘will find a place in physics textbooks.’

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Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

March 30, 2021

In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’

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First-ever lab model of human eye offers hope for macular degeneration patients

First-ever lab model of human eye offers hope for macular degeneration patients

March 29, 2021

Rochester researchers’ breakthrough could lead to patient-specific treatments for age-related macular degeneration, which leads to a loss of central vision.

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Lasers etch a ‘perfect’ solar energy absorber

Lasers etch a ‘perfect’ solar energy absorber

February 4, 2020

The University of Rochester research lab that recently used lasers to create unsinkable metal structures has now demonstrated how the same technology could be used to create highly efficient solar power generators.

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Superhydrophobic metal that won’t sink

Superhydrophobic metal that won’t sink

November 6, 2019

Inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, Rochester researchers have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged.

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A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

August 27, 2019

Aluminum stops being a metal. Metals turns transparent. Remarkable things happen to materials placed under remarkable conditions, and Rochester scientists are at the forefront of the quest to understand why.

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Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

July 10, 2019

Graphene is a revolutionary nanomaterial, the discovery of which led to a Nobel Prize. By mixing graphite with bacteria, Rochester scientists are making graphene easier and more environmentally friendly to produce, paving the way for future products and applications.

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Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 10, 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.

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Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

April 18, 2019

Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is an exceptionally tough natural material found in shells and pearls. Rochester biologists have developed an innovative method for creating nacre in the lab—and maybe on the moon.

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