Topological protection in mechanical metamaterials
Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, showed that certain crystal defects in mechanical metamaterials can harbour topologically protected motions. These mechanical states are analogues of protected ...
Fast photon control brings quantum photonic technologies closer
Point-like defects in a quantum fluid behave like magnetic monopoles
Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits
Good vibes: Coupling electron spin states and carbon nanotube vibrations
The road also taken: Alternative and hidden pathways in biological electron transfer
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
Hot electrons do the impossible in catalytic chemistry
First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity
(Phys.org)—Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Toyota, Audi driverless demos will pull up to CES
Long predicted atomic collapse state observed in graphene: Researchers recreate elusive phenomenon with artificial nucle
The first experimental observation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices. Working with ...