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NIST physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. (2019-02-20)
Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. (2019-02-19)
Indecision under pressure
When compressed, a material typically becomes a better conductor of heat. (2019-02-19)
Beyond the bulkheterojunction
Bulkheterojunctions (blended junctions) are indispensable for organic solar cells. However, the fabrication of electron and hole transport routes in bulkheterojunction remains quite challenging. (2019-02-19)
Can a flowing liquid-like material maintain its structural order like crystals?
Scientists at Tokyo Tech discovered a chiral compound, which can spontaneously form a molecular assembly with an extremely large single domain structure beyond a size regime incapable of realizing with usual molecular self-assembly. (2019-02-19)
Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza
The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there are critical unanswered questions. (2019-02-13)
Spinal cord is 'smarter' than previously thought
New research from Western University has shown that the spinal cord is able to process and control complex functions, like the positioning of your hand in external space. (2019-02-11)
Basis of efficient blue-green light harvesting and photoprotection in diatoms revealed
Diatoms are abundant photosynthetic organisms in aquatic environments; they contribute 20 percent of global primary productivity. (2019-02-11)
Penn engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. (2019-02-11)
Weyl goes chiral
Quasiparticles that behave like massless fermions, known as Weyl fermions, have been in recent years at the center of a string of exciting findings in condensed matter physics. (2019-02-11)
X-ray laser study identifies crystalline intermediate in our 'pathway to breathing'
For the first time, scientists from ASU's School of Molecular Sciences in collaboration with colleagues from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City have captured snapshots of crystal structures of intermediates in the biochemical pathway that enables us to breathe. (2019-02-11)
Phase transition dynamics in two-dimensional materials
Scientists from National University of Singapore have discovered the mechanism involved when transition metal dichalcogenides on metallic substrates transform from the semiconducting 1H-phase to the quasi-metallic 1T'-phase. (2019-02-11)
Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, as reported by an international team of researchers. (2019-02-07)
Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells
Researchers have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations: With certain additives there is a kind of 'sweet spot' where greater amounts will enhance performance and beyond which further amounts begin to degrade it. (2019-02-07)
Controllable electron flow in quantum wires
A team has found they can turn on and off the flow of current in a bismuth crystal subjected to a high magnetic field, making a new type of controllable quantum wire. (2019-02-06)
Observing hydrogen's effects in metal
Microscopy technique could help researchers design safer reactor vessels or hydrogen storage tanks. (2019-02-05)
Structure of virus that infects bacteria in hot springs is revealed
Scientists have revealed the structure of a virus infecting bacteria that thrive in 160-degree hot springs in places like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (2019-02-04)
Rust never sleeps
PNNL researchers have been able to observe in unprecedented detail how rust happens. (2019-02-04)
Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance
NITech scientists have found the desirable component for sodium-ion batteries (SIB), which could contribute to boost SIB performance such as speed of charge. (2019-02-01)
Simulating meteorite impacts in the lab
A US-German team has simulated meteorite impacts in the lab and followed the resulting structural changes in two feldspar minerals with X-rays as they happened. (2019-02-01)
Dynamic aspirin -- molecular vibrations drive electrons over large distances
Aspirin is not only an important drug but also an interesting physics model system in which molecular vibrations and electrons are coupled in a particular way. (2019-01-31)
New computational method reduces risk of drug formulation
A team of researchers has developed a new method to calculate and predict how drug molecules in molecular crystals arrange themselves under changing energetic conditions. (2019-01-31)
New findings about anti-malaria drug
Researchers at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg have unveiled the molecular effectiveness of artemisinins. (2019-01-29)
Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric
For the first time, a team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated that laser-generated crystals confined in glass retain controllable ferroelectric properties, key to creating faster, more efficient optical communication systems. (2019-01-29)
Expression of stop bands in forward volume spin waves
A research group led by assistant Professor Taichi Goto at Toyohashi University of Technology have, for the first time in the world, demonstrated stop bands that prevent propagation of specific frequency components of 'forward volume spin waves.' Forward volume spin waves are transmitted through magnetic insulators without the flow of current, and are expected to be applied to the next generation of integrated circuits (ICs). (2019-01-29)
The energy implications of organic radical polymers
Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus is one step closer to realizing her goal of creating a battery made entirely of polymers, which has the potential to charge and discharge much faster than traditional batteries. (2019-01-28)
Platinum forms nano-bubbles
Platinum, a noble metal, is oxidized more quickly than expected under conditions that are technologically relevant. (2019-01-25)
New insight into unique sugar transport in plants
A small research group at Aarhus University has just elucidated the structure of a sugar transport protein that is unique to plants. (2019-01-25)
Multicolor holography technology could enable extremely compact 3D displays
Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays without any bulky optical components. (2019-01-24)
New insights into magnetic quantum effects in solids
Using a new computational method, an international collaboration has succeeded for the first time in systematically investigating magnetic quantum effects in the well-known 3D pyrochlore Heisenberg model. (2019-01-22)
Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn
New research on the US's most economically important agricultural plant -- corn -- has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol. (2019-01-21)
Mechanical engineers develop process to 3D print piezoelectric materials
New printing technique and materials could be used to develop intelligent materials and self-adaptive infrastructures and transducers. (2019-01-21)
Scientists discover new quantum spin liquid
An international research team led by the University of Liverpool and McMaster University has made a significant breakthrough in the search for new states of matter. (2019-01-21)
Scientists achieve the first stable simulations of DNA crystals
The breakthrough made by researchers at IRB Barcelona allows the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of DNA crystals. (2019-01-21)
Classic double-slit experiment in a new light
An international research group has developed a new X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment to gain new insights into the physical properties of solids. (2019-01-18)
Pressure induced lifshitz transition in the type II Dirac semimetal PtTe2
A recent high pressure study on the type II Dirac Semimetal (DSM) PtTe2 reveals a pressure induced Lifshitz transition in the trivial band structure, while the crystal structure keeps robust under pressure. (2019-01-17)
Additive manufacturing reflects fundamental metallurgical principles to create materials
University of Sheffield has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing. (2019-01-17)
Telling stories using rhythmic gesture helps children improve their oral skills
For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of age in a study published recently in Developmental Psychology led by Pilar Prieto, ICREA research professor and coordinator of the Prosodic Studies Group and of the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, together with her collaborators, Ingrid Vilà-Giménez and Alfonso Igualada (Cognition and Language Research Group, Open University of Catalonia). (2019-01-17)
5000 times faster than a computer
The absorption of light in semiconductor crystals without inversion symmetry can generate electric currents. (2019-01-14)
Discovery of single atom structure leads to more efficient catalyst
The discovery shows an efficiency rate that is up to 25 times higher than traditional catalysts made from larger iridium structures or nanoparticles. (2019-01-14)
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