Materials science

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Materials science is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the understanding and application of the properties of matter. Materials scientists study the connections between the underlying structure of a material, its properties, its processing methods and its performance in applications.

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    A soliton microcomb as an astronomical spectrograph calibrator is presented. It can ultimately have a footprint of a few cubic centimetres, and reduced weight and power consumption, attractive for precision radial velocity measurement.

    • Myoung-Gyun Suh
    • , Xu Yi
    • , Yu-Hung Lai
    • , S. Leifer
    • , Ivan S. Grudinin
    • , G. Vasisht
    • , Emily C. Martin
    • , Michael P. Fitzgerald
    • , G. Doppmann
    • , J. Wang
    • , D. Mawet
    • , Scott B. Papp
    • , Scott A. Diddams
    • , C. Beichman
    •  & Kerry Vahala
    Nature Photonics 13, 25–30
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    Rudimentary circuit elements, including a binary wire and an OR gate, can be created through the patterning of dangling bonds on a hydrogen-terminated silicon surface.

    • Taleana Huff
    • , Hatem Labidi
    • , Mohammad Rashidi
    • , Lucian Livadaru
    • , Thomas Dienel
    • , Roshan Achal
    • , Wyatt Vine
    • , Jason Pitters
    •  & Robert A. Wolkow
    Nature Electronics 1, 636–643

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