Nature Physics

NbSe2, a true 2-D superconductor

An international team led by Miguel M. Ugeda and Michael F. Crommie has demonstrated the coexistence of superconductivity and charge density wave order in a single layer of NbSe2, a model transition metal dichalcogenide metal. ...

dateNov 06, 2015 in Superconductivity
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A new and game-changing magnetoresistance

More than 150 years ago, William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin, discovered the magnetoresistive effect. Today, this finding enables sensors to measure the rotational speed of a car wheel, and is also used in compass navigation ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in General Physics
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Developing a nanoscale 'clutch'

A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations - necessary for the creation of a tiny 'clutch' operating at the nanoscale - has been assembled at the University ...

dateOct 05, 2015 in Nanophysics
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