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New method for detecting quantum states of electrons
Researchers in the Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) devised a new method -- called image charge detection -- to detect electrons' transitions to quantum states. (2019-09-17)
Novel mechanism of electron scattering in graphene-like 2D materials
Suggesting an unconventional way to manipulate the properties of 2D materials in the presence of a Bose-Einstein condensate, and an alternative strategy to design high-temperature superconductors. (2019-09-17)
Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat
Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlate long enough to do so. (2019-09-13)
Researchers produce synthetic Hall Effect to achieve one-way radio transmission
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have replicated one of the most well-known electromagnetic effects in physics, the Hall Effect, using radio waves (photons) instead of electric current (electrons). (2019-09-12)
Big game hunting for a more versatile catalyst
For the first time, researchers at Harvard University and Cornell University have discovered exactly how a reactive copper-nitrene catalyst works, a finding that could revolutionize how chemical industries produce everything from pharmaceuticals to household goods. (2019-09-12)
Nuclear physics -- probing a nuclear clock transition
Physicists have measured the energy associated with the decay of a metastable state of the thorium-229 nucleus. (2019-09-11)
Milestones on the way to the nuclear clock
For decades, people have been searching for suitable atomic nuclei for building an ultra-precise nuclear clock. (2019-09-11)
Spintronics: Physicists discover new material for highly efficient data processing
A new material could aid in the development of extremely energy efficient IT applications. (2019-09-09)
Discovery of periodic tables for molecules
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but for molecules. (2019-09-09)
Fragmenting ions and radiation sensitizers
The anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5FU) acts as a radiosensitizer: it is rapidly taken up into the DNA of cancer cells, making the cells more sensitive to radiotherapy. (2019-09-03)
Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information
Theoretical findings in a study performed by researchers with FAPESP's support and published in Scientific Reports could be exploited in the development of quantum computing. (2019-08-28)
NUS researchers discover unusual 'quasiparticle' in common 2D material
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have discovered a new quasiparticle named 'polaronic trion' which can enable significant tunability in the optoelectronic properties of prominent 2D material, molybdenum disulphide. (2019-08-27)
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species
When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. (2019-08-23)
Detraction-free light-matter interaction
Certain semiconductor structures, so-called quantum dots, might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. (2019-08-23)
Switching electron properties on and off individually
Electrons have different properties - and they all can be used to create order in solid objects. (2019-08-22)
Slow electrons to combat cancer
Slow electons can be used to destroy cancer cells - but how exactly this happens has not been well understood. (2019-08-22)
Researchers get first microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications
Matter behaves differently when it's tiny. At the nanoscale, electric current cuts through mountains of particles, spinning them into vortexes that can be used intentionally in quantum computing. (2019-08-22)
Breaking up is hard to do
Physicists used to think that superconductivity -- electricity flowing without resistance or loss -- was an all or nothing phenomenon. (2019-08-21)
Measuring the charge of electrons in a high-temp superconductor
The measurements could inform the search for new materials that perfectly conduct electricity at relatively higher temperatures. (2019-08-21)
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread
A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, or even (theoretically) implanted surgically for diagnostic monitoring. (2019-08-20)
Spinning lightwaves on a one-way street
Researchers at Purdue University have created a quantum spin wave for light. (2019-08-19)
DGIST succeeded in materials synthesis for high efficiency in biological reaction
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science secured materials that lead aldehyde deformylation reaction. (2019-08-19)
Unraveling the stripe order mystery
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, collaborating with scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, have shed new light on how superconductivity and charge order can exist adjacent to one another. (2019-08-16)
Stanford builds a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices
Atomically thin materials developed by Stanford researchers could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. (2019-08-16)
Doped photovoltaics
Organic solar cells are made of cheap and abundant materials, but their efficiency and stability still lag behind those of silicon-based solar cells. (2019-08-16)
A laser for penetrating waves
The 'Landau-level laser' is an exciting concept for an unusual radiation source. (2019-08-16)
Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops
Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production. (2019-08-16)
Researchers demonstrate three-dimensional quantum hall effect for the first time
The quantum Hall effect (QHE), which was previously known for two-dimensional (2D) systems, was predicted to be possible for three-dimensional (3D) systems by Bertrand Halperin in 1987, but the theory was not proven until recently by researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and their research collaborators from around the globe. (2019-08-15)
Newfound superconductor material could be the 'silicon of quantum computers'
Newly discovered properties in the compound uranium ditelluride show that it could prove highly resistant to one of the nemeses of quantum computer development -- the difficulty with making such a computer's memory storage switches, called qubits, function long enough to finish a computation before losing the delicate physical relationship that allows them to operate as a group. (2019-08-15)
Atomic 'Trojan horse' could inspire new generation of X-ray lasers and particle colliders
an international team of researchers, including scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has demonstrated a potentially much brighter electron source based on plasma that could be used in more compact, more powerful particle accelerators. (2019-08-13)
New perovskite material shows early promise as an alternative to silicon
CsPbI3 is an inorganic perovskite, a group of materials gaining popularity in the solar world due to their high efficiency and low cost. (2019-08-08)
Simulations demonstrate ion heating by plasma oscillations for fusion energy
A research team of fusion scientists succeeded in proving that ions can be heated by plasma oscillations driven by high-energy particles. (2019-08-06)
Study on attosecond timescale casts new light on electron dynamics in transition metals
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg and the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, together with the Center for Computational Sciences of University of Tsukuba, has unraveled the light-induced electron-localization dynamics in transition metals at the attosecond timescale. (2019-08-06)
How light steers electrons in metals
Researchers in the Department of Physics of ETH Zurich have measured how electrons in so-called transition metals get redistributed within a fraction of an optical oscillation cycle. (2019-08-05)
Polyoxometalate-based coordination frameworks for CH4 generation in photoreduction of CO2
The highly selective generation of desirable hydrocarbon fuel, such as methane (CH4), from CO2 remains extremely challenging. (2019-08-05)
Physicists make graphene discovery that could help develop superconductors
When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. (2019-08-01)
Experiments explore the mysteries of 'magic' angle superconductors
A team led by Princeton physicist Ali Yazdani conducted experiments to explore superconductivity in a groundbreaking new material known as magic-angle twisted graphene. (2019-07-31)
Researchers produce electricity by flowing water over extremely thin layers of metal
Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by simply flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals, including iron, that have oxidized. (2019-07-31)
Experimental observation of a new class of materials: Excitonic insulators
A FLEET study has found evidence of a new phase of matter predicted in the 1960s: the excitonic insulator, which has been keenly pursued by condensed matter physicists and 2D material scientists. (2019-07-30)
Next step in producing magnetic organic molecules
A team from the Ruhr Explores Solvation Cluster of Excellence at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum has created new molecules with magnetic properties. (2019-07-30)
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