News tagged with electrons

'Artificial atom' created in graphene

In a tiny quantum prison, electrons behave quite differently as compared to their counterparts in free space. They can only occupy discrete energy levels, much like the electrons in an atom - for this reason, such electron ...

dateAug 22, 2016 in Nanophysics
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X-ray optics on a chip

Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous challenges in fabrication, so ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Down to the wire: Researchers and new bacteria

Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

dateAug 16, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Spin polarization by strong field ionization

Strong field ionization has been studied for over half a century. Yet, the role of electron spin during this process has been largely overlooked. Surprisingly, our joint experimental and theoretical study shows that a chance ...

dateAug 16, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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South Korea to review toxins data disclosure process

South Korea plans to review if there was any negligence in the government's handling of sick workers' inquiries about workplace toxins, after an Associated Press investigation found the government repeatedly withheld such ...

dateAug 12, 2016 in Business
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