Study demonstrates an electronic switch based on stereoisomerism
Nano switch could store memory using coordinated 'dance' of atoms
Scientists go to great lengths to extend superlow friction
Nuclear pasta may offer insight into strange world of neutron stars
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Study reveals missing boundary in PZT phase diagram
Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness
The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured.
Linking superconductivity and structure
Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity—maintain a flow of electrons—without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then ...
Multiplexing technique for nanoMRI imaging cuts scan time from two weeks to two days
NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the shape and ...
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Three-decade quest backs physics' 'Standard Model'
Scientists on Wednesday said that after a nearly three-decade bid they had detected a telltale change in a sub-atomic particle, further backing a key theory about the Universe.
Researchers build new fermion microscope
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist.
A new way to measure friction between highly ordered pyrolytic graphite materials
Plugging up leaky graphene: New technique may enable faster, more durable water filters
For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene —thin, strong sheets of carbon—to serve as ultrathin membranes, filtering out contaminants to quickly purify high volumes ...