News tagged with electrical field

Ferroelectric oxides do the twist

( -- Some materials, by their nature, do what we want them to do -- notably, the ubiquitous, semiconducting silicon found in almost every electronic device. But sometimes, naturally occurring materials need a little ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Researchers develop light transistor

TU Vienna has managed to turn the oscillation direction of beams of light – simply by applying an electrical current to a special material. This way, a transistor can be built that functions with light instead of electrical ...

dateJul 08, 2013 in General Physics
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Measuring the mass of 'massless' electrons

(—Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it's a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, because its electrons ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Nanophysics
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