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Digital cameras as well as many other electronic devices need light-sensitive sensors. (2020-04-09)
Researchers demonstrate a platform for future optical transistors
Photons do not interact with each other well, which creates a big problem for microelectronics engineers. (2020-04-09)
Researchers develop one-way street for electrons
The work has shown that these electron ratchets create geometric diodes that operate at room temperature and may unlock unprecedented abilities in the illusive terahertz regime. (2020-04-09)
Harnessing the power of electricity-producing bacteria for programmable 'biohybrids'
Someday, microbial cyborgs -- bacteria combined with electronic devices -- could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. (2020-04-08)
Belle II yields first results in search of the Z' boson
The Belle II experiment started about one year ago. Physical Review Letters has now published the initial results of the detector. (2020-04-08)
APS tip sheet: First results from the Belle II experiment
The Belle II experiment reports its first measurements. (2020-04-06)
New measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in a newly-discovered superconductor
Now a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, led by physicist Vidya Madhavan, in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Maryland, Boston College, and ETH Zurich, have used high-resolution microscopy tools to peer at the inner-workings of an unusual type of superconductor, uranium ditelluride (UTe2). (2020-04-03)
A twist connecting magnetism and electronic-band topology
Materials that combine topological electronic properties and quantum magnetism are of high current interest, for the quantum many-body physics that can unfold in them and for possible applications in electronic components. (2020-04-03)
New laser technique will allow more powerful -- and smaller -- particle accelerators
Scientists at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics outline a method to shape intense laser light in a way that accelerates electrons to record energies in very short distances. (2020-04-03)
Scientists see energy gap modulations in a cuprate superconductor
Scientists studying high-Tc superconductors at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have definitive evidence for the existence of a state of matter known as a pair density wave -- first predicted by theorists some 50 years ago. (2020-04-01)
BESSY II: Ultra-fast switching of helicity of circularly polarized light pulses
At the BESSY II storage ring, a team has shown how the helicity of circularly polarized synchrotron radiation can be switched faster - up to a million times faster than before. (2020-04-01)
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products
UC Berkeley chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. (2020-03-31)
To tune up your quantum computer, better call an AI mechanic
A paper in the journal Physical Review Applied outlines a way to teach an AI to make an interconnected set of adjustments to the quantum dots that could form the qubits in a quantum computer's processor. (2020-03-31)
Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow
Researchers measure how fluid changes the movement of electrons. (2020-03-30)
Quantum phenomenon governs organic solar cells
Researchers at Linköping University have discovered a quantum phenomenon that influences the formation of free charges in organic solar cells. (2020-03-26)
Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion
New research conducted in part at Brookhaven Laboratory may bring a whole new class of chemical elements into a materials science balancing act for designing alloys for aviation and other applications. (2020-03-26)
Shifting dimensions: Exciting excitons in phosphorene
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have explored how an excited state of matter -- excitons -- behaves in phosphorene, a two-dimensional material that could be used in LEDs, solar cells, and other optoelectronic devices. (2020-03-25)
A nanoscale device to generate high-power Terahertz waves
Researchers at EPFL have developed a nanodevice, described today in Nature, that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors. (2020-03-25)
New carbon dot-based method for increasing the efficiency of solar cells & LED
An international group of scientists has proposed a method that allows for significantly increasing the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes by augmenting the auxiliary layers of the devices responsible for electron transport. (2020-03-25)
A key development in the drive for energy-efficient electronics
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat. (2020-03-23)
Sensing internal organ temperature with shining lights
A cheap, biocompatible white powder that luminesces when heated could be used for non-invasively monitoring the temperature of specific organs within the body. (2020-03-23)
Tiny double accelerator recycles energy
A team of DESY scientists has built a miniature double particle accelerator that can recycle some of the laser energy fed into the system to boost the energy of the accelerated electrons a second time. (2020-03-20)
Photons and electrons one on one
The dynamics of electrons changes ever so slightly on each interaction with a photon. (2020-03-20)
New mechanism of optical gain in two-dimensional material requires only extremely low input power
Optical gain is a prerequisite for signal amplification in an optical amplifier or laser. (2020-03-19)
Radiation damage spreads among close neighbors
A single x-ray can unravel an enormous molecule, physicists report in the March 17 issue of Physical Review Letters. (2020-03-18)
New sensor could help prevent food waste
MIT chemists have created a tiny sensor that can detect ethylene gas, a plant hormone, in concentrations as low as 15 parts per billion. (2020-03-18)
Frozen-planet states in exotic helium atoms
In a new study published in EPJ D. Tasko Grozdanov from Serbia and Evgeni Solov'ev from Russia describe the configuration and energy levels of antiprotonic helium that can potentially be produced by colliding slow antiprotons with ordinary helium at CERN. (2020-03-18)
Model simulator helps researchers map complex physics phenomena
A Cornell-led collaboration has successfully created such a simulator using ultrathin monolayers that overlap to make a moiré pattern. (2020-03-18)
Seeing with electrons: Scientists pave the way to more affordable and accessible cryo-EM
In recent years, a powerful technology called cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), where flash-frozen samples are embedded in glass-like ice and probed by an electron beam, has revolutionized biomolecule imaging. (2020-03-17)
'Spillway' for electrons could keep lithium metal batteries from catching fire
UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. (2020-03-12)
World's first experimental observation of a Kondo cloud
Physicists have been trying to observe the quantum phenomenon Kondo cloud for many decades. (2020-03-11)
For the first time, scientists observe the elusive Kondo screening cloud
In research published in Nature, an international research group have ended a fifty-year quest by directly observing a quantum phenomenon known as a Kondo screening cloud. (2020-03-11)
A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen. (2020-03-10)
A possible end to 'forever' chemicals
Synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyls, or PFAS, contain bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms considered the strongest in organic chemistry. (2020-03-10)
Glass transition of spins and orbitals of electrons in a pure crystal
Researchers at Osaka University used computers simulations to show that lattice distortions in magnetic pyrochlore oxide crystals can control the glass transition of its electrons. (2020-03-10)
Topology protects light propagation in photonic crystal
Researchers of AMOLF and TU Delft have seen light propagate in a special material without it suffering from reflections. (2020-03-06)
Solving a mystery in 126 dimensions
One of the fundamental mysteries of chemistry has been solved by Australian scientists - and the result may have implications for future designs of solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes and other next gen technologies. (2020-03-05)
Terahertz radiation technique opens a new door for studying atomic behavior
Researchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made a promising new advance for the lab's high-speed 'electron camera' that could allow them to 'film' tiny, ultrafast motions of protons and electrons in chemical reactions that have never been seen before. (2020-03-05)
How a magnet could help boost understanding of superconductivity
Physicists have unraveled a mystery behind the strange behavior of electrons in a ferromagnet, a finding that could eventually help develop high temperature superconductivity. (2020-03-04)
The magnet that didn't exist
In 1966, Japanese physicist Yosuke Nagaoka predicted the existence of a rather striking phenomenon: Nagaoka's ferromagnetism. (2020-03-02)
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