News tagged with electrical transport

An electrical switch for magnetic current

( -- A new mechanism will make it possible to switch data storage in the future. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle use a short electric pulse to change the magnetic transport ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Making liquid crystals stand tall

Most liquid-crystalline displays contain rod-like molecules that quickly switch from one orientation to another when subjected to electric fields. This movement creates a shutter effect that turns light on and off at high ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Materials Science
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Americans using more fossil fuels

American energy use went back up in 2010 compared to 2009, when consumption was at a 12-year low. The United States used more fossil fuels in 2010 than in 2009, while renewable electricity remained approximately constant, ...

dateNov 09, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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