News tagged with conduct electricity

Scientists seek silicon's successor

In the hunt for a sequel to silicon, scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab have flipped an "on-off" switch in the mineral magnetite that is far faster than today's transistors.

dateAug 08, 2013 in Materials Science
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Super-stretchable yarn is made of graphene

(Phys.org) —A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching that of Kevlar is possible, according to Penn ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Stellar winds may electrify exoplanets

(Phys.org) —The strangest class of exoplanets found to date might be even stranger than astronomers have thought. A new model suggests that they are partially heated by electric currents linked to their host stars. Florida ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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Engineering thin-film oxide interfaces

(Phys.org)—Research at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source (APS) provides new insights about a material that might form the basis for an alternative to conventional ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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How do green algae react to carbon nanotubes?

Nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), which are found in an ever-increasing number of products, are ending up more and more frequently in our surroundings. If and how they affect aquatic ecosystems ...

dateNov 04, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Quantum computers have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots—a kind of artificial atom, ...

dateJul 24, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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