News tagged with atoms

Choreographing the dance of electrons

Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated a new way of controlling electrons by confining them in a device made out of atomically thin materials, and applying external electric and magnetic ...

dateDec 24, 2015 in General Physics
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The perfect Christmas gift? A nanoscale snowman

Would a jewel-encrusted snowman make the perfect Christmas present? At only 5 nanometres in size, the price might be lower than you think. And it's functional too, catalysing the splitting of water to make green hydrogen ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Nanophysics
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A step towards quantum electronics

Work of physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), in which they connected two materials with unusual quantum-mechanical properties through ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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