Hot electrons do the impossible in catalytic chemistry
The road also taken: Alternative and hidden pathways in biological electron transfer
Point-like defects in a quantum fluid behave like magnetic monopoles
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
Good vibes: Coupling electron spin states and carbon nanotube vibrations
Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits
Fast photon control brings quantum photonic technologies closer
Tunable quantum cascade laser
Exploring the magnetism of a single atom
Magnetic devices like hard drives, magnetic random access memories (MRAMs), molecular magnets, and quantum computers depend on the manipulation of magnetic properties. In an atom, magnetism arises from the ...
Could diamonds be a computer's best friend?
For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the experiment, electrons did not flow through diamond as they do in traditional electronics; rather, they ...
Graphene can host exotic new quantum electronic states at its edges
(Phys.org) —Graphene has become an all-purpose wonder material, spurring armies of researchers to explore new possibilities for this two-dimensional lattice of pure carbon. But new research at MIT has found ...
Opposing phenomena possible key to high-efficiency electricity delivery
The coexistence of two opposing phenomena might be the secret to understanding the enduring mystery in physics of how materials heralded as the future of powering our homes and communities actually work, ...
Understanding a new kind of magnetism
Using low-frequency laser pulses, a team of researchers has carried out the first measurements that reveal the detailed characteristics of a unique kind of magnetism found in a mineral called herbertsmithite.
Triple point: Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates
It is well known to scientists that the three common phases of water – ice, liquid and vapor – can exist stably together only at a particular temperature and pressure, called the triple point.