Cutting the graphene cake
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures which are not confined by what nature can produce.
Physicists create world's smallest semiconductor laser
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology ...
Researchers devise a means to control chemical reactions in individual atoms
Radiation damage bigger problem in microelectronics than previously thought
The amount of structural damage that radiation causes in electronic materials at the atomic level may be at least ten times greater than previously thought.
Plastic 'ninjas' take on deadly bacteria (w/ Video)
For decades, bacteria like the stubborn methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have concerned gym goers, hospital patients and staff, and parents of school children. MRSA is particularly worrisome because it is ...
Discovery of material with amazing properties
Normally a material can be either magnetically or electrically polarized, but not both. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have studied a material that is simultaneously ...
Global research centre on ocean acid launched
The UN nuclear agency announced on Monday the creation of a new centre in Monaco to help coordinate international efforts to research and combat the serious environmental problem of ocean acidification.
Designing materials for the future
As energy demands rise, materials scientists are increasingly interested in developing longer-lasting materials for use in the next generation of advanced nuclear and fusion reactors. However, before researchers ...
ORNL microscopy reveals workings behind promising inexpensive catalyst
(Phys.org) -- A newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic converters and similar energy-related technologies by delivering a substitute for expensive platinum ...
Proposed experiment would prove that quantum jumps are not objective events
More on brown dwarfs and other astrophysical objects
EU researchers made significant advances in characterizing the elemental compositions of stars, planets and interstellar media.
High-temperature superconductivity starts at nanoscale
(Phys.org) -- High-temperature superconductivity doesn't happen all it once. It starts in isolated nanoscale patches that gradually expand until they take over.
Japan firm unveils radiation-gauging smartphone
Mobile phone operator Softbank on Tuesday unveiled a smartphone that can measure radiation as consumers in Japan clamour for reassurance following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster.
A magnetic approach to lattices
(Phys.org) -- JQI experimentalists under the direction of Ian Spielman are in the business of using lasers to create novel environments for neutral atoms. For instance, this research group previously enticed ...