'Valleytronics': Researchers investigate a new kind of 2-D microchip using different electron properties
New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, ...
Attosecond laser provides first 'movie' of fast electrons jumping band-gap of semiconductor
The entire semiconductor industry, not to mention Silicon Valley, is built on the propensity of electrons in silicon to get kicked out of their atomic shells and become free. These mobile electrons are routed ...
Contact lens merges plastics and active electronics via 3-D printing
(Phys.org) —As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams ...
Researchers looking to 4-D printing to create biosensors from edible gels
Best of Last Week – Earth's invisible shield, a sound loud enough to bend light on a chip and toxic e-cigarettes
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called "killer electrons," which whip around the planet at near-light speed ...
New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics
Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics.
Improving flash memory: New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap
(Phys.org) —New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature today.
Motion of two electrons in helium atom can be imaged and controlled with attosecond-timed laser flashes
Physicists are continuously advancing the control they can exert over matter. A German-Spanish team working with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg has now become ...
Lead islands in a sea of graphene magnetize the material of the future
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement. ...
Dutch launch 'intelligent bicycle' that warns of danger
The Netherlands on Monday launched its first-ever "intelligent bicycle", fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country.
How electrons split: New evidence of exotic behaviors
Electrons may be seen as small magnets that also carry a negative electrical charge. On a fundamental level, these two properties are indivisible. However, in certain materials where the electrons are constrained in a quasi ...
Researchers use gold substrate to allow for electron cryomicroscopy on difficult proteins
Scientists resolve spin puzzle
Scientists at the University of York have helped to uncover the properties of defects in the atomic structure of magnetite, potentially opening the way for its use in producing more powerful electronic devices.