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Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level
A team of scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Cornell and San Jose State, collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new Machine Learning (ML) technique, to finally understand how electrons behave in important quantum materials. (2019-06-25)
Laser method promising for detecting trace chemicals in air
Researchers have developed a new laser-based method that can detect electric charges and chemicals of interest with unprecedented sensitivity. (2019-06-20)
Electron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter
Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and startling discovery that nanoparticles engineered with DNA in colloidal crystals -- when extremely small -- behave just like electrons. (2019-06-20)
A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a new method for using lasers to create tiny lattice waves inside silicon crystals that can encode quantum information. (2019-06-19)
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress
When plants absorb excess light energy during photosynthesis, reactive oxygen species are produced, potentially causing oxidative stress that damages important structures. (2019-06-19)
Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface
Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of Klein tunneling, a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. (2019-06-19)
OU physicists show novel Mott state in twisted graphene bilayers at 'magic angle'
A University of Oklahoma physics group sheds light on a novel Mott state observed in twisted graphene bilayers at the 'magic angle' in a recent study just published in Physical Review Letters. (2019-06-19)
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)
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)
Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing
Using a new approach, Princeton University researchers detected the elusive Majorana quasiparticle, notable for being its own antiparticle and for its potential as the basis for a robust quantum computing system, in a device built from a superconductor, small magnetic elements, and a topological insulator. (2019-06-13)
Physics at the edge
In 2005, condensed matter physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele considered the fate of graphene at low temperatures. (2019-06-12)
Breathing new life into dye-sensitized solar cells
Japanese researchers are poised to reboot the field of aromatic-fused porphyrin sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, the most efficient solar efficient solar technology available at present. (2019-06-12)
Plot twist: Straightening single-molecule conductors improves their performance
Researchers at Osaka University synthesized nanowires made of a single molecule of oligothiophene up to 10 nanometers in length. (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)
Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors
Combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors: that is the solution proposed by researchers from l'Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS/Université de Nantes), in collaboration with Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store electrical energy. (2019-06-06)
Radio ridge between two galaxy clusters bridges intergalactic space
Intergalactic magnetic fields connect two merging galaxy clusters, according to a new study, which reports the first discovery of a vast ridge of radio-emitting plasma in a filament of the cosmic web. (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)
New mechanism allows lower energy requirement for OLED displays
Scientists from RIKEN and the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with international partners have found a way to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). (2019-06-05)
Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator
University of Rochester researchers harnessed superconductivity to conceive of a quantum refrigerator that could cool atoms to nearly absolute zero temperatures. (2019-06-04)
UV light may illuminate improvements for next generation electronic devices
NITech scientists have developed the method to make sure the mechanisms to connect between the two-dimensional layer of atoms and the semiconductors as perfect as possible, which will lead to develop novel optoelectronic devices. (2019-06-04)
New way to estimate current induced magnetization switching efficacy in ultrathin systems
Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in collaboration with colleagues from South Ural State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed an alternative method for numerical evaluation of the current induced local magnetization effect in ultrathin ruthenium-cobalt-ruthenium films with a wolfram layer added. (2019-06-04)
Accurate probing of magnetism with light
Probing magnetic materials with extreme ultraviolet radiation allows to obtain a detailed microscopic picture of how magnetic systems interact with light -- the fastest way to manipulate a magnetic material. (2019-06-03)
Laser technique could unlock use of tough material for next-generation electronics
Researchers used a laser technique to permanently stress graphene into a structure that allows the flow of electric current, which is necessary for the material to be useful for next-generation electronics. (2019-05-30)
Researchers wonder if ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright
Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago, initiating an avalanche of electrons in the lower atmosphere and setting off a chain of events that feasibly ended with bipedal hominins. (2019-05-28)
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)
Artificial atomic scale materials: Discovering how electrons fatten!
A single and isolated electron has a clear electrical charge, magnetic moment and mass, and its free movement can be precisely predicted. (2019-05-23)
Charging into the future -- novel rock salt for use in rechargeable magnesium batteries
By synthesizing novel material for electrode that facilitates reversing of the chemistry of ions, a group of researchers led by Professor Idemoto from Tokyo University of Science combat the wasteful aspects of energy sources by laying an important foundation for the production of next-generation rechargeable magnesium secondary batteries. (2019-05-22)
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)
Scientists develop ultrasensitive organic phototransistors based on novel hybrid-layered architecture
Professor Li Jia and Gao Yuanhong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators developed a novel hybrid-layered architecture to improve the overall photodetection performance of organic phototransistors by simultaneously taking advantages of the charge-trapping effect and efficient carrier transport. (2019-05-14)
Underwater power generation
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. (2019-05-13)
A dance of two: Tailoring interactions between remote fluids of excitons
An international collaboration involving European, Israeli, and US scientists realize for the first time strong and directionally dependent interactions in quantum liquids of excitons, which contrasts with the spatial isotropy of the coupling between charged particles. (2019-05-10)
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)
Copper oxide photocathodes: laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss
Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide might in theory attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. (2019-05-09)
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)
Quantum computing with graphene plasmons
A novel material that consists of a single sheet of carbon atoms could lead to new designs for optical quantum computers. (2019-05-06)
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)
Laser-driven spin dynamics in ferrimagnets: How does the angular momentum flow?
A team of researchers led by scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin has now been able to follow the flow of angular momentum during ultrafast optical demagnetization in a ferrimagnetic iron-gadolinium alloy in great detail, in order to understand the fundamental processes and their speed limits. (2019-05-02)
Nanomicrocell catalysts: A new kind of highly efficient integrated catalyst system
A recent work showed a new kind of integrated catalyst system, denoted as nanomicrocell catalysts, consisting of different redox-active sites with different catalytic properties immobilized on nanosized conductive matrices, which could significantly improve catalytic efficiency by forming nanosized fuel cells. (2019-04-27)
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