University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) researchers have devised a method of making ferroelectric thin films with exceptional performance.  The new material has improved properties, but also has entirely new properties. Most notably, the films have a built-in electric field, called an intrinsic potential. This means that it can perform some functions without needing an […]

Chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are in for a new look.  Chemical reactions that change the oxidation state of molecules on the surface of metal oxides have been seen historically as a transfer solely of electrons. The new research shows that, at least in some […]