News tagged with electrical properties

Creating electricity with caged atoms

Clathrates are crystals consisting of tiny cages in which single atoms can be enclosed. These atoms significantly alter the material properties of the crystal. By trapping cerium atoms in a clathrate, scientists at the Vienna ...

dateSep 22, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Growing thin films of germanium

Researchers have developed a new technique to produce thin films of germanium crystals—key components for next-generation electronic devices such as advanced large-scale integrated circuits and flexible electronics, which ...

dateSep 06, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Magnetic switching simplified

An international team of researchers has described a new physical effect that could be used to develop more efficient magnetic chips for information processing. The quantum mechanical effect makes it easier to produce spin-polarized ...

dateAug 07, 2013 in Nanophysics
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