Study reveals missing boundary in PZT phase diagram
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Physicists propose superabsorption of light beyond the limits of classical physics
Of catalysts and chirality: Highly-selective growth of structure-specific single-walled carbon nanotubes
One-nm-thick graphene engine mimics two-stroke engine
Scientists overcome fundamental atom laser limit to build brightest atom laser to date
Protons fuel graphene prospects
Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, University of Manchester researchers have found.
Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls
Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material—made of a ...
Cooling with the coldest matter in the world
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree ...
Elusive dark matter may be detected with GPS satellites
The everyday use of a GPS device might be to find your way around town or even navigate a hiking trail, but for two physicists, the Global Positioning System might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring ...
Shaking the topological cocktail of success
Graphene is the miracle material of the future. Consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice, the material is extremely stable, flexible, highly conductive and of particular ...
Atomic timekeeping, on the go
What time is it? The answer, no matter what your initial reference may be—a wristwatch, a smartphone, or an alarm clock—will always trace back to the atomic clock.
Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic
For more than 50 years, scientists have debated what turns particular oxide insulators, in which electrons barely move, into metals, in which electrons flow freely. Some scientists sided with Nobel Prize-winning ...
Chemical engineers borrow technique to store solar energy
(Phys.org) —Chemical engineers at Stanford have designed a catalyst that could help produce vast quantities of pure hydrogen through electrolysis – the process of passing electricity through water to ...