News tagged with electrons

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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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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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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