News tagged with electrons

When an electron splits in two

(Phys.org)—As an elementary particle, the electron cannot be broken down into smaller particles, at least as far as is currently known. However, in a phenomenon called electron fractionalization, in certain ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in General Physics feature
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Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene—making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement "backdoors" on technology products.

dateMay 19, 2015 in Internet
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