News tagged with cobalt atoms

Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst

(Phys.org) —Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from ...

dateJun 06, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Exploring the magnetism of a single atom

Magnetic devices like hard drives, magnetic random access memories (MRAMs), molecular magnets, and quantum computers depend on the manipulation of magnetic properties. In an atom, magnetism arises from the ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in General Physics
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Cobalt catalysts for simple water splitting

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from UC Davis and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are studying how a simple cobalt catalyst can split water molecules. Such inexpensive catalysts could one day be used to convert sunlight ...

dateMay 07, 2010 in Materials Science
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Physicists capture first images of atomic spin

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Exotic symmetry seen in ultracold electrons

(PhysOrg.com) -- An exotic type of symmetry - suggested by string theory and theories of high-energy particle physics, and also conjectured for electrons in solids under certain conditions - has been observed ...

dateJan 18, 2010 in General Physics
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Creating Denser Magnetic Memory

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the issues afflicting magnetic memory is the fact that it is difficult to store information for as long as 10 years. In order to overcome this problem, scientists and engineers have been looking for ...

dateJul 07, 2009 in General Physics weblog
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