Scientists make first direct images of topological insulator's edge currents
(Phys.org) —Researchers at a SLAC/Stanford institute have made the first direct images of electrical currents flowing along the edges of a topological insulator – a recently discovered state of matter ...
Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene
(Phys.org) —Wonder material graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption.
High-impact Sandia physicist publishes technical, yet personal, memoir
The swan song of retiring Sandia physicist Tom Sanford is in a technical, yet personal, memoir about experiments that changed the course of research at particle accelerators around the world.
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 ...
Biochemists develop new technology to transfer DNA into cells
On any given day, Jason Atkins and Mohit Patel can be found toiling away inside a chemical biology lab at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. And they love every minute of it.
Prediction of superconductivity in compounds based on iridium oxide opens a new chapter for superconductors
High-temperature superconductors are some of the most widely studied materials in physics, where the discovery of new compounds often provides insight into the complex physics that underlies them, as well ...
Discovery furthers understanding of superconductivity
(Phys.org) —Physicists at the University of Arkansas have collaborated with scientists in the United States and Asia to discover that a crucial ingredient of high-temperature superconductivity could be found in an entirely ...
Capturing light in an efficient dye trap
Chemical compounds that can efficiently capture and convert light energy are in high demand as key components of inexpensive solar cells and advanced optical sensors. Carbon-based organic dyes are particularly ...
Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
Researchers discover nanocrystals able to squeeze through nanotubes without changing
Scientists provide 'new spin' on emerging quantum technologies
An international team of scientists has shed new light on a fundamental area of physics which could have important implications for future electronic devices and the transfer of information at the quantum level.
A new twist for quantum systems
Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a method for precisely controlling quantum systems by exploiting a trick that helps cats to land on their feet and motorists to fit their cars into parking spots. In ...
New nanotechnique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain
(Phys.org) —In a study published in today's issue of Nature Communications, researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine describe a revolutionary technique they have developed that can de ...
Novel material shows its credentials to facilitate integration of photonic, electronic components in practical device
Many devices used in everyday life—whether they be televisions, mobile phones or barcode scanners—are based on the manipulation of electric currents and light. At the micro- and nano-scales, however, ...