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Stitching defects into world’s thinnest semiconductor

Semiconductor, Semiconductor, Semiconductor
In pioneering new research at Columbia University scientists have grown high quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide MoS2 the world's thinnest semiconductor and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous ... - Read More

Quest for quantum computing advanced

Research teams from UW Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality An on going collaboration between ... - Read More

Detecting mirror molecules: New technique reliably tells left-handed from right-handed variant of a compound

Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures greatly simplifying a process that is one of the most important though time consuming processes in analytical chemistry As described ... - Read More

Volcanoes cause climate gas concentrations to vary

Gas
Trace gases and aerosols are major factors influencing the climate With the help of highly complex installations such as MIPAS on board of the ENVISAT satellite researchers try to better understand the processes in the ... - Read More

Better understanding of water's freezing behavior at nanoscale

The results of a new study led by George Washington University Professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size dependent an important conclusion in understanding water's ... - Read More

New method for tailoring optical processors

Optical, Optical
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color The breakthrough ... - Read More

Advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique

Nanotech
The allure of personalized medicine has made new more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through ... - Read More

World's smallest liquid droplets ever made in the lab, experiment suggests

Collisions
Physicists may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab That possibility has been raised by the results of a recent experiment conducted by Vanderbilt physicist Julia Velkovska and her colleagues ... - Read More

Team wins Cubesat berth to gather Earth energy imbalance measurements

Earth, earth
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies the imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast ... - Read More

Beautiful 'flowers' self-assemble in a beaker

Beaker
Spring is like a perhaps hand wrote the poet E E Cummings carefully moving a perhaps fraction of flower here placing an inch of air there without breaking anything With the hand of nature trained ... - Read More

Carbon in a twirl: The science behind a self-assembled nano-carbon helix

Carbon, carbon
Nanotechnology draws on the fabrication of nanostructures Scientists have now succeeded in growing a unique carbon structure at the nanoscale that resembles a tiny twirled moustache Their method might lead the way to the formation ... - Read More

Physicists light 'magnetic fire' to reveal energy's path

Light, Light
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding ... - Read More

Solar panels as inexpensive as paint?

cells, cells
Most Americans want the U S to place more emphasis on developing solar power recent polls suggest A major impediment however is the cost to manufacture install and maintain solar panels Simply put most people ... - Read More

Friction in the nano-world: Physicists discover a new kind of friction

Friction
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More

Observation of second sound in a quantum gas

Sound, Gas
Second sound is a quantum mechanical phenomenon which has been observed only in superfluid helium Physicists from the University of Innsbruck Austria in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Trento Italy have now proven ... - Read More

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics

Electronics, Electronics, Electronics, Electronics
Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid Spain have managed to give graphene magnetic properties The breakthrough published in the journal 'Nature Physics' opens the door to the development ... - Read More

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection: Electron spin extended for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors

Electron, Electron, Electron
From brain to heart to stomach the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses trace drugs and maybe even read minds Sensors no bigger ... - Read More

Scientists demonstrate pear shaped atomic nuclei

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that some atomic nuclei can assume the shape of a pear which contributes to our understanding of nuclear structure and the underlying fundamental interactions Most nuclei that ... - Read More

Heady mathematics: Describing popping bubbles in a foam

Foam
Bubble baths and soapy dishwater the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino All are foams beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one Two University of California ... - Read More

Device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors developed

In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information ... - Read More
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