News tagged with atoms

Switchable material could enable new memory chips

Two MIT researchers have developed a thin-film material whose phase and electrical properties can be switched between metallic and semiconducting simply by applying a small voltage. The material then stays in its new configuration ...

dateJan 20, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Recipe for muon pair creation, in theory

A true-muonium only lives for two microseconds. These atoms are made up one positively and one negatively charged elementary particle, also known as muons. Although they have yet to be observed experimentally, a Japanese ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in General Physics
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Researchers control cell adhesion using light

A cell is rarely on its own, because cells require good contacts to communicate with one another, to differentiate from others and to multiply. For this, cells have developed sophisticated mechanisms, the details of which ...

dateJan 14, 2016 in Biochemistry
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