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A new 2D magnet draws future devices closer
EPFL scientists have discovered a new type of 2D magnetic material that can be integrated into spintronic devices. (2019-06-17)
Small currents for big gains in spintronics
UTokyo researchers have created an electronic component that demonstrates functions and abilities important to future generations of computational logic and memory devices. (2019-06-13)
X and gamma rays --Even more powerful
International group of researchers including scientists from Skoltech have invented a new method for the generation of intense X and gamma-ray radiation based on Nonlinear Compton Scattering. (2019-06-13)
An innovative electron microscope overturning common knowledge of 88 years history
In conventional electron microscopes, performing atomic-resolution observations of magnetic materials is particularly difficult because high magnetic fields are inevitably exerted on samples inside the magnetic objective lens. (2019-06-11)
Settling the debate: Solving the electronic surface states of samarium hexaboride
Researchers at Osaka University show that samarium hexaboride is a topological insulator, which allows electrons to flow only along its exterior surface. (2019-06-10)
A new candidate for dark matter and a way to detect it
Two theoretical physicists at UC Davis have a new candidate for dark matter and a possible way to detect it. (2019-06-10)
Manipulating nanoscale light in nanocavity of scanning tunneling microscope junctions
Manipulating nanoscale light in scanning tunneling microscope junctions is attained by nanofabrication of gold tips using a focused ion beam technique. (2019-06-06)
Organic electronics: a new semiconductor in the carbon-nitride family
Teams from Humboldt-Universit├Ąt and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have explored a new material in the carbon-nitride family. (2019-06-06)
Researchers uncover a new obstacle to effective accelerator beams
Release proposes explanation for failure to focus accelerator-fired ion beams. (2019-06-06)
Breaking the symmetry in the quantum realm
For the first time, researchers have observed a break in a single quantum system. (2019-05-31)
Unveiling how the genome has condensed itself inside the virus
Scientists at the University of Helsinki working in collaboration with the University of Oxford have deciphered for the first time how a virus genome is condensed inside the capsid of a virus. (2019-05-29)
Electric-field-controlled superconductor-ferromagnetic insulator transition
Xianhui Chen's group at University of Science and Technology of China observed an electric-field controlled reversible transition from superconductor to ferromagnetic insulator in (Li,Fe)OHFeSe thin flake using the latest SIC-FET gating technique. (2019-05-28)
Imperfection is OK for better MOFs
Imaging defects in MOF crystals, and monitoring how they develop, will allow control of defect formation to design better MOFs for many applications. (2019-05-27)
Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material
The formation and thickening of internal and surface barriers during battery charge and discharge cycles limits electrochemical reactions in a lithium-ion battery with an iron oxide electrode. (2019-05-24)
The geometry of an electron determined for the first time
Physicists at the University of Basel are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. (2019-05-23)
New data on ultrafast electron photoemission from metallic nanostructures obtained
Metallic nanoparticle ensembles are capable of emitting short bunches of electrons when irradiated by powerful laser pulses of femtosecond (1 fs = 10-15 s) duration. (2019-05-22)
Water formation on the Moon demonstrated by UH Manoa scientists
Chemistry Professor Ralf I. Kaiser and HIGP's Jeffrey Gillis-Davis designed the experiments to test the synergy between hydrogen protons from solar wind, lunar minerals, and micrometeorite impacts. (2019-05-21)
Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to manipulate the positions of individual atoms on a graphene sheet, which could be a first step to new quantum computing and sensing devices. (2019-05-17)
A new iron-based superconductor stabilized by inter-block charger transfer
A research team from Zhejiang University report the discovery of an iron-based superconductors (IBSC) BaTh2Fe4As4(N0.7O0.3)2, an intergrowth compound between BaFe2As2 and ThFeAsN0.7O0.3, on basis of a block-layer design. (2019-05-16)
Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician'
Strongly correlated materials can change their resistivity from infinity to zero with minute changes in conditions. (2019-05-10)
Gold makes invisible surfaces visible in CT
Zoologists in Cologne and Bonn have developed a new method for displaying previously invisible surface details using computer tomography. (2019-05-08)
Physicists propose perfect material for lasers
Weyl semimetals are a recently discovered class of materials, in which charge carriers behave the way electrons and positrons do in particle accelerators. (2019-05-08)
Twisting whirlpools of electrons
Using a novel approach, EPFL physicists have been able to create ultrafast electron vortex beams, with significant implications for fundamental physics, quantum computing, future data-storage and even certain medical treatments. (2019-05-06)
New holographic technique opens the way for quantum computation
EPFL physicists have developed a method based on the principles of holograms to capture 3D images of objects beyond the reach of light. (2019-05-03)
Researchers make organic solar cells immune to the ravages of water, air and light
Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have devised a way of making organic solar panels robust by performing the molecular equivalent of hair removal by waxing: they used adhesive tape to strip the electron-accepting molecules from the topmost surface of the photoactive layer of the cell. (2019-05-02)
CNIO team describes the 'energy engine' of a protein that mediates key processes in cancer cells
The assembly of protein complexes involved in cancer mechanisms, like mTOR, ATR or telomerase, involves proteins -- chaperones and co-chaperones -- that resemble construction machinery Researchers at CNIO used cryo-electron microscopy to solve how the 'energy engine' of one of these co-chaperones, a potential target to reduce tumor growth, is regulated (2019-05-01)
Chloride-channel in muscle cells provides new insights for muscle diseases
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have mapped the structure of an important channel in human muscle cells. (2019-04-30)
Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system
The study of a tiny grain of stardust -- older than our solar system -- is shining new light on how planetary systems are formed. (2019-04-29)
New lens system for brighter, sharper diffraction images
Now, a group of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new and improved version of electron diffraction at Brookhaven's Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) that offers advanced and unique experimental instrumentation for studying particle acceleration to researchers from all around the world. (2019-04-25)
Tracking charge carriers in the molecular crystal at organic pn junction
In conventional organic solar cells, the electrons exhibit their particle-nature and need to jump between organic molecules in the cell. (2019-04-25)
Researchers discover surprising quantum effect in hard disk drive material
Argonne scientists have further explored a new effect that enhances their ability to control the direction of electron spin in certain materials. (2019-04-25)
Dark matter detector observes rarest event ever recorded
In a paper to be published tomorrow in the journal Nature, researchers announce that they have observed the radioactive decay of xenon-124, which has a half-life of 1.8 X 1022 years. (2019-04-24)
Researchers observe slowest atom decay ever measured
The XENON1T detector is mainly used to detect dark matter particles deep underground. (2019-04-24)
Elemental old-timer makes the universe look like a toddler
Rice University physicists contributed to the discovery of the longest half-life ever measured in xenon 124. (2019-04-24)
Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land in handheld devices. (2019-04-23)
Heterogeneous catalyst goes enzymatic
IBS Researchers demonstrated enzyme-like heterogeneous catalysis for the first time. (2019-04-22)
From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi '1D' wires using a carbon nanotube template
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used carbon nanotube templates to produce nanowires of transition metal monochalcogenide (TMM), which are only 3 atoms wide in diameter. (2019-04-20)
New fiber-shaped supercapacitor for wearable electronics
A novel family of amphiphilic core-sheath structured CNT composited fiber, i.e., CNT-gold@hydrophilic CNT-polyaniline (CNT-Au@OCNT-PANI) with excellent electrochemical properties for wearable electronics was explored by Huisheng Peng et al. in Science China Materials. (2019-04-18)
CEBAF turns on the charm
The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus has just charmed physicists with a new capability. (2019-04-18)
Light from exotic particle states
In ultra thin materials, exotic bound states of particles can be created which are then converted into light. (2019-04-15)
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