News: Research Highlight

Crystals

Johns Hopkins engineers develop tool to quickly calculate crystal properties

April 15, 2016

Look closely enough and you’ll find crystals in a number of technologies and devices, including batteries, medical implants, and semiconductors. Understanding the properties of crystalline materials is vital to continued advancement, but often the amount of time and money needed to analyze these properties can have a negative impact on new developments.

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A New Twist on Receptor Signaling

January 4, 2016

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found a direct, significant correlation between structure and activation for FGF receptors in response to FGF ligands. Their findings have been reported in the January 2016 issue of Nature Communications.

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Enhancing Polymer Thermoelectric Efficiency

May 29, 2015

Johns Hopkins University engineers have demonstrated a record increase in efficiency for an n-type polymer semiconductor through the combination of a new polymer electron-transporting semiconductor and a solid additive.

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