Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass and the brittle insulating oxide pane shatters But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass a resilient conductor that looks like ... - Read More
A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work A research paper published in the journal Nature Methods on October 5 describes a ... - Read More
Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk MIPT MISiS and MSU have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness An article ... - Read More
A breakthrough in quantum information processing was achieved using state of the art diamond growth technology A research group led by Junichi Isoya professor emeritus University of Tsukuba and Tokuyuki Teraji principal researcher Optical and ... - Read More
Researchers have been trying to increase the efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells by lowering the temperatures at which they run More efficient fuel cells might gain wider use in vehicles or as quiet pollution ... - Read More
Graphene possesses many outstanding properties it conducts heat and electricity it is transparent harder than diamond and extremely strong But in order to use it to construct electronic switches a material must not only be ... - Read More
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon one shaped like a soccer ball the other a tiny diamond to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction This tiny electronic component known ... - Read More
Released 5 Aug 2014 4 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only WHAT Journalists are invited to participate in a ... - Read More
By carefully controlling the position of an atomic scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors They describe ... - Read More
Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets such as Jupiter Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system Researchers ... - Read More
You wouldn't think that mechanical force the simple kind used to eject unruly patrons from bars shoe a horse or emboss the raised numerals on credit cards could process nanoparticles more subtly than the most ... - Read More
Imperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of a material and their diffusion is behind many microstructural changes in solids However imaging non repeating atomic arrangements is difficult in ... - Read More
Anyone involved in macromolecular crystallography will know that for many years scientists have had to rely on a multi stage process utilizing protein usually expressed in engineered cells which is then extracted and purified before ... - Read More
Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show that some microscopic diamonds ... - Read More
Scientists have used state of the art imaging techniques to examine the cracks fractures and breaks in the bones of a 150 million year old predatory dinosaur The University of Manchester researchers say their groundbreaking ... - Read More
A University of Arizona led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene more commonly known as pencil 'lead' with an electric field an important step toward the possible use ... - Read More
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals exotic materials and even human tissue University of California Berkeley ... - Read More
As is well known the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old No rocks exist however that are older than about 3.8 billion years A sedimentary rock section in the Jack Hills of western Australia ... - Read More
All good research breaks new ground but rarely does the research unearth truths that challenge the foundation of a science That's what Artem R Oganov has done and the professor of theoretical crystallography in the ... - Read More
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