NTHU research team develops self-healing quantum emitter with unprecedented brightness

Hsinchu, Taiwan–(Antara/Business Wire)- Although perovskite quantum dots (PQDs) are rising stars among quantum emitters, their inherent instability has limited their development. Now, Professor Hao-Wu Lin of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor Chih-Sung, Chuu of the Department of Physics, and Professor Richard D. Schaller of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University have jointly developed PQDs with high stability and self-healing ability by applying a simple and cost-effective procedure: spray synthesis. Their PQDs display unprecedented single-photon brightness; indeed, they have broken the world-record for the brightest room-temperature quantum…

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Govt to complete new Demangan watergate construction by end of 2021

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry disclosed that it has set  a target of completing the construction of new Demangan watergate in Sewu Village, Surakarta City, Central Java Province, by the end of this year. Its construction has reached 68 percent completion, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in a statement here on Sunday. “New Demangan watergate construction got commenced in October 2020, and Insya Allah (God willing) it can have been finalised by the end of 2021. Now,  the construction has reached 68…

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Thohir urges SOEs to empower students and women

Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir has called on the SOEs to pay more attention to the empowerment of students and women, and it can be in line with the government’s endeavours to increase economic value and address social impacts in the midst of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I am proud of our SOEs that have made efforts to boost the development of human resources to make them qualified and competitive as well as to strengthen the economic security amid the pandemic,” Thohir said in a press statement that ANTARA received here on…

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No report of damages after Meulaboh quake: disaster mitigation agency

Meulaboh, Aceh (ANTARA) – The 4.9-magnitude earthquake that jolted Meulaboh, Aceh Province, in the early hours of Saturday did not cause damages, according to the West Aceh Disaster Mitigation Agency. “As of Saturday evening, we have not received any report of damages caused by the earthquake,” Coordinator of the agency’s control room, Mashuri, said. The quake’s epicenter was located at 3.92 degrees northern latitude and 95.86 degrees eastern longitude, some 38 km southwest of Meulaboh, the capital of West Aceh District, and at a depth of 39 km. The tremor…

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Awaiting endgame for Papua, West Papua’s lingering problems

The Papua special autonomy law which has paved the way for significant amounts of funds to flow into Papua and West has been in force for almost 20 years. This Papua Special Autonomy Law No. 21 of 2001 will expire in November 2021. Therefore, the bill for amending it is being deliberated at the House of Representatives (DPR). To meet the deadline, the House members have listed it as one of dozens of their priority bills in this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas). The Finance Ministry data showed that during…

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East Java eyes Asia Pasific, Africa to expand halal markets

Tulungagung, E Java (ANTARA) – East Java Province has eyed Muslim-majority countries in Asia Pacific and Africa to expand its halal food export as halal has become a global life style. “In the midst of the fact that the world’s Muslim population in 2030 is expected to reach 2.158 billion or 26 percent of the world’s total population, our halal product market potential is very huge,” Head of the Economic Affairs Office at East Java Provincial Government Tiat Surtiati Suwardi said here on Saturday. East Java’s exports of non-oil and gas products…

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