A 'Sisyphus' method for cooling trapped molecules
(Phys.org)—The investigation of ultracold molecules is of great interest for a number of problems. It could lead to a better understanding of chemical reactions in astrophysics. Ensembles of ultracold molecules ...
Advance offers new opportunities in chemistry education, research
Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new, unifying method to describe a basic chemical concept called "electronegativity," first described almost 80 years ago by OSU alumnus Linus Pauling ...
Keep on spinning: A persistent spin state that could revolutionize spintronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- By controlling the collective spin state of highly mobile electrons in semiconductors, researchers in the Materials Sciences Division (MSD) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley ...
Putting the squeeze on an old material could lead to 'instant on' electronic memory
(PhysOrg.com) -- The technology of storing electronic information - from old cassette tapes to shiny laptop computers - has been a major force in the electronics industry for decades.
Physicists detect and control quantum states in diamond with light
Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have succeeded in combining laser light with trapped electrons to detect and control the electrons' fragile quantum state without erasing it. This is an important step toward using quantum physics ...
Research team shows nuclear clock could be 60 times more accurate than atomic clock
Scientists prove graphene's edge structure affects electronic properties
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, holds remarkable promise for future nanoelectronics applications. Whether graphene actually cuts it in industry, however, depends upon how graphene ...
How the Milky Way killed off its satellites
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have revealed for the first time the existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. ...
Samsung starts mass production of industry's first 3-bit 3D V-NAND flash memory
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry's first 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory, for use in solid state drives (SSDs).
Materials scientists watch electrons 'melt'
(PhysOrg.com) -- When a skier rushes down a ski slope or a skater glides across an ice rink, a very thin melted layer of liquid water forms on the surface of the ice crystals, which allows for a smooth glide ...
Light unlocks fragrance in laboratory
In Anna Gudmundsdottir's laboratory at the University of Cincinnati, dedicated researchers endeavor to tame the extremely reactive chemicals known as radicals.
Key ingredient: Change in material boosts prospects of ultrafast single-photon detector
By swapping one superconducting material for another, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a practical way to boost the efficiency of the world's fastest single-photon ...
Discovery of a novel gold-based superconductor
A National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) research team has synthesized a novel superconductor, SrAuSi3, which contains gold as a principal constituent element.
LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe
South Korea's LG Electronics said on Tuesday it would start selling its first curved-screen smartphone—seen as a first step to fully flexible products—in Europe next month.