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Blocking infinity in a topological insulator

(Phys.org)—In bulk, topological insulators (TIs) are good insulators, but on their surface they act as metals, with a twist: the spin and direction of electrons moving across the surface of a TI are locked ...

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Using single quantum dots to probe nanowires

Modern telecommunications happens because of fast electrons and fast photons. Can it get better? Can Moore's law—the doubling of computing power ever 18 months or so—be sustained? Can the compactness ...

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Making insulator conduct

(Phys.org)—New results on the interaction of femto- and attosecond light pulses with a solid insulator hold promise for reaching electronic switching rates up to the petahertz domain.

dateDec 05, 2012 in General Physics
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New sensor detects bombs on sea floor

The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) has developed a sensor to detect undetonated explosives on the sea floor. It is based on technology used to find mineral deposits underground.

dateNov 26, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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