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New material shows high potential for quantum computing

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 01:18
Researchers are getting closer to confirming the existence of an exotic quantum particle called Majorana fermion, crucial for fault-tolerant quantum computing - the kind of quantum computing that addresses errors during its operation.
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Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:48
Scientists at Harvard have developed a superconductor that is only one nanometer thick. By studying fluctuations in this ultra-thin material as it transitions into superconductivity, the scientists gained insight into the processes that drive superconductivity.
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Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:18
With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.
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Advanced method for analyzing graphene oxide

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:10
Researchers have developed a reliable method for analyzing the reduction of graphene oxide microregions. In contrast to earlier proposed methods based on Raman spectroscopy, this advanced method provides more exact data about unique properties of certain areas of the material of only a few micrometers in size.
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Novel electrodes enhance battery capacity

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 21:26
New self-supporting composite metal material doubles the volumetric energy and achieves fast charging rates in batteries.
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New technology gives insight into how nanomaterials form and grow

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 20:47
A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are 'alive' and forming liquids - a first in the field.
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Portable gas detection shrinks to new dimensions

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 18:58
The banknote-size sensor can identify each ingredient of a 29-compound mixture in seven seconds. The system also reliably detected compounds that simulate mustard gas and phosphonate-based nerve agents during 40 days of continuous operation.
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Bursts of light shape walls between waves of charge

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 18:49
New method provides ultrafast switching of electronic structure and illuminates fundamentals of charge ordering, potentially offering a simple path for next-generation data storage.
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A new way to make droplets bounce away

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 15:22
Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking.
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Compact Linear Stage Provides High Speed and 10nm Resolution

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 15:14
Lightweight, fast, stable, reliable - the new ultrasonic motor stages from PI are easy to control and integrate into industry and research applications.
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Thermoelectric nanomaterial turns waste heat back into electricity

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 14:32
A low-temperature method for making high-performance thermoelectric materials could recapture lost energy.
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Printing graphene inks in space

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:16
Studying the different self-assembly modes of graphene into functional patterns in zero-gravity will enable the fabrication of graphene electronic devices during long-term space missions, as well as help understand fundamental properties of graphene printing on Earth.
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Improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:07
Researchers developed nanoclusters, multiatom collections of nanoparticles, with enhanced heating efficiency. The nanoclusters are hexagon-shaped iron oxide nanoparticles doped with cobalt and manganese and loaded into biodegradable nanocarriers.
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A water repellent 'nanoflower' for biomedical applications

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:39
Researchers have developed a 'lotus effect' by incorporating atomic defects in nanomaterials, which could have widespread applications in biomedical field including biosensing, lab-on-a-chip, blood-repellent, anti-fouling and self-cleaning applications.
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Experiment reverses the direction of heat flow

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:29
Scientists used quantum correlations to make heat flow from a colder to a hotter medium without adding external energy, affording a deeper understanding of the second law of thermodynamics.
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Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:09
A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling.
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Using nanotechnology to remove diesel fuel from water and soil

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:01
Researchers have developed a hydrophobic nanosponge to remove diesel fuel from contaminated water and soil.
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Atomic Motion is captured in 4D for the first time

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 21:48
Scientists have gained a never-before-seen view of nucleation - capturing how the atoms rearrange at 4D atomic resolution (that is, in three dimensions of space and across time). The findings differ from predictions based on the classical theory of nucleation that has long appeared in textbooks.
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The fundamental physics of frequency combs sheds light on nature's problem-solving skills

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 21:39
Insight into laser frequency combs improves understanding, advances technology.
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Shell increases versatility of nanowires

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:00
Researchers have managed to produce nanowires with operating wavelengths that can be freely selected over a wide range - simply by altering the shell structure.
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