News tagged with defects

Flawed diamonds: Gems for new technology

(Phys.org) —Using ultra-fast laser pulses, a team of researchers led by UA assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy centers ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in General Physics
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Topological light: Living on the edge

(Phys.org) —Topology—the understanding of how things are connected—remains abstract, even with the popular example of doughnuts and coffee cups. This concept, esoteric as it appears, is also neat because it is the basis ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Coral, human cells linked in death

Humans and corals are about as different from one another as living creatures get, but a new finding reveals that in one important way, they are more similar than anyone ever realized.

dateJun 09, 2014 in Ecology
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