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Taking a closer look at molecular electronics

Molecules and polymers have unique electronic and optical properties suitable for use in electronic devices. These properties, however, are complex and not well understood. Charge transport, for example, is affected by molecule ...

dateMar 09, 2012 in General Physics
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Putting the squeeze on rare earth metals

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rare-earth metals are a series of elements that represent one of the final frontiers of chemical exploration. The vigorous reactivity of these substances, however, has made it difficult for researchers to ...

dateApr 15, 2011 in Materials Science
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Unfazed by imperfections

While insulating against electrical currents in their interior, the surface of materials called topological insulators permits the flow of electron spins relatively unhindered. The almost lossless flow of spin information ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in General Physics
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