News tagged with defects

Flawed diamonds: Gems for new technology

( —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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Imperfections may improve graphene sensors

Although they found that graphene makes very good chemical sensors, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered an unexpected "twist"—that the sensors are better when the graphene is ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Hunting for the good news in the human genome

One of the most common and most disabling birth defects, spina bifida strikes about one in 1,000 births in the United States -- nearly as many as Down’s Syndrome. The cause of this often devastating disorder, characterized ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Genetics
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Cosmology in the lab using laser-cooled ions

Scientists would love to know which forces created our universe some 14 billion years ago. How could – due to a breaking of symmetry – matter, and thus stars and galaxies, be created from an originally symmetrical universe ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in General Physics
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