News tagged with electronic charge

Putting a new spin on computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the University of Arizona have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power.

Jun 21, 2011
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Tunnel view of how electrons play

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electrons behave like football teams: the match becomes interesting when the teamwork is as good as that conjured up by the players of FC Barcelona. Electrons which interact strongly with ...

Jun 21, 2011
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Data storage takes an electric turn

(PhysOrg.com) -- German scientists from the Forschungszentrum Julich and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle have discovered the basis for the next generation of memory devices. In ...

Mar 29, 2011
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Turning down the noise in graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene is a two-dimensional crystalline sheet of carbon atoms - meaning it is only one atom thick - through which electrons can race at nearly the speed of light - 100 times faster than ...

Aug 06, 2010
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A New Type of Molecule

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Rydberg atom is one with an electron that spends most of its time far from the nucleus. Rydberg atoms, which are normally artificially produced, can have dimensions thousands of times larger ...

Jun 21, 2010
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