News tagged with crystallinity

Magnetism observed in gas for the first time

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, MIT scientists have observed ferromagnetism in an atomic gas, addressing the decades-old question of whether gases could show properties similar to a magnet made of iron or nickel. Specifically, ...

Sep 17, 2009
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Making Nanowires More Electrically Stable

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's widely predicted that future electronics will largely depend on something really small -- nanomaterials used for building nanoelectronics. A key component of these tiny circuits is stable nanowires that ...

Sep 17, 2009
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Using Nanotubes in Computer Chips

(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT materials scientists have developed a new technique for growing carbon nanotubes that could replace the vertical wires in chips, permitting denser packing of circuits.

Sep 10, 2009
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Cement's basic molecular structure finally decoded

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the 2,000 or so years since the Roman Empire employed a naturally occurring form of cement to build a vast system of concrete aqueducts and other large edifices, researchers have analyzed the molecular ...

Sep 09, 2009
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Cheaper Solar Power's Time Has Come

(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar power manufacturers in the US are cutting prices to shift their stock, the government is chipping in with tax credits, and innovative leasing or financing arrangements spreading payments ...

Sep 07, 2009 weblog
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Solving the phase problem in x-ray diffraction

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nearly 100 years ago, in 1912, a paper by Max von Laue made it possible to use x-rays to study the structure of different crystalline substances. He won a Nobel Prize in 1914 for his work, but, even so, the ...

Aug 26, 2009 feature
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