News tagged with electrons

Tiny gold grids yielding secrets

Ordered patterns of gold nanoparticles on a silicon base can be stimulated to produce collective electron waves known as plasmons that absorb only certain narrow bands of light, making them promising for a wide range of arrays ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Making the switch, this time with an insulator

The growing field of spin electronics - spintronics - tells us that electrons spin like a top, carry angular momentum, and can be controlled as units of power, free of conventional electric current. Nonvolatile magnetic memory ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in General Physics
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Killing germs with electron beams

Medical products, packaging and food can be safely and efficiently sterilized with electron beams. In the future, Fraunhofer researchers also plan to use accelerated electrons to eliminate germs from tissue transplants and ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in General Physics
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