Research team discovers how to convert 3D-printed polymer to a stronger, ductile hybrid carbon microlattice material

Matter (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010″ width=”800″ height=”474″/> The four main types of samples studied in this work, namely as-fabricated, under-carbonized, partially carbonized, and over-carbonized microlattices. Credit: James Utama Surjadi et al, Matter (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2022.08.010 Developing a lightweight material that is both strong and highly ductile has been regarded as a long-desired goal in the field … Read more

Study reveals benefits of hybrid working for disabled workers but some fear choice between health and career progression

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Eighty-five percent of disabled workers in the UK say they are more productive working from home, new research by the Work Foundation reveals. In a survey of hundreds of disabled workers across the UK, 80% agree remotely working would either be essential or very important when looking for a new job, … Read more

Discovering a hybrid skin-topological effect induced by gain and loss

2eiφ. (c) Profile of all eigenmodes for the 1D chain in (b) with 20 sites. The on-site gain and loss are γ=3. (d)-(f) The chiral edge mode for γ=0 (e) becomes skin-topological modes for γ=-0.6 (d) and γ=0.6 (f) with different localized directions. Every triangle with a gray circle denotes a site. Here the chiral … Read more

New hybrid machine learning forecasts lake ecosystem responses to climate change

Lake Geneva. Credit: Benoit Tissu Throughout the middle of the 20th century, phosphorus inputs from detergents and fertilizers degraded the water quality of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva, spurring officials to take action to remediate pollution in the 1970s. “The obvious remedy was to reverse the phosphorus loading, and this simple idea helped enormously, but it didn’t … Read more

New class of excitons with hybrid dimensionality in layered silicon diphosphide

2. a, Schematic layered structure of SiP2 (Pnma, group number 62). The x,y,z coordinate system is defined according to the crystal structure, as shown in the bottom-left corner. The blue shading highlights the PB–PB chains formed by the PB atoms along the y direction of the crystal lattice, which play a critical role in generating … Read more

Highly efficient acousto-optic modulation using non-suspended thin-film lithium niobate-chalcogenide hybrid waveguides

Schematic diagram and cross-sectional view of the proposed device. The MZI waveguide is etched on the top of the Ge₂₅Sb₁₀S₆₅ film (orange), which is deposited on the LNOI wafer (light blue). The IDT made of Au electrodes (yellow) is evaporated in the region between the two arms. In principle, the direct current (DC) optical input … Read more

How hybrid plant varieties could address the challenges of food security and climate change

Nature Plants (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41477-022-01142-w” width=”800″ height=”530″/> Variation in the occurrence of sexual organs in plants. Credit: Nature Plants (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41477-022-01142-w Hybrid agricultural and horticultural crops can play an important role in supporting global food security. They produce higher yields and are often more resistant than non-hybrid varieties to diseases and climate stress. But … Read more