News tagged with energy states

Physicists confine electrons inside nano-pyramids

(—Quantum dots are nanostructures of semiconducting materials that behave a lot like single atoms and are very easy to produce. Given their special properties, researchers see huge potential for quantum dots in ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Nanophysics
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US carbon emissions in surprise drop

US emissions of carbon dioxide blamed for climate change fell in 2011 and have slipped to a 20-year low this year as the the world's largest economy uses more natural gas and less coal, data shows.

dateAug 17, 2012 in Environment
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Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

dateOct 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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