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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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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Bali police probe 21 inmates poisoned after drinking disinfectant

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) – The police are investigating the case of 21 inmates hospitalized after allegedly drinking disinfectant coalesced with beverage powder at a female correctional facility in Bali Province on Thursday. “I, along with the team, sought information from the correctional facility officers and chief regarding the chronology of events. We are waiting till the inmates at the hospital recover to conduct further investigation,” Chief of the North Kuta Police Precinct Adjunct Commissioner Putu Diah Kurniawandari stated here on Friday. During the case reconstruction of the incident, the police…

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LPEI continues to support exports by MSMEs through training

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Export Financing Agency (LPEI), or Indonesia Eximbank, continues to encourage exports by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through the Coaching Program for New Exporters (CPNE) in several major cities in the country. “The program aims to increase national exports, assist national economic recovery, and increase the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the regions to conduct export activities and market their products in the global market,” LPEI Executive Director D. James Rompas noted in a statement here on Saturday. Rompas remarked that LPEI…

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Ujungkulon Park records increase in Javanese rhino population

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A Javanese rhino gave birth to two calves at the Ujung Kulon National Park in Banten Province, according to the Environment and Forestry Ministry. The two Javanese rhino calves were recorded in the camera trap at the national park located in the western tip of Java Island on March 18, 2021, the ministry noted in a press statement released on Saturday. The two rhino calves were born to a female rhino named Ambu, who had last given birth to a baby in 2017. Meanwhile, the nearly one-year-old…

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