New studies explain insulator-to-metal transition of vanadium dioxide
When heated to just above room temperature, the electrical conductivity of vanadium dioxide (VO2) abruptly increases by a factor of 10,000. Experiments coupled with high-performance computation reveal how ...
Using DNA to assemble a protein lattice
Physicists investigate onset of effective mass
Experiment investigates how classical physics may emerge from quantum physics
DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the first devices prepared by DNA-guided colloidal crystallization
Of catalysts and chirality: Highly-selective growth of structure-specific single-walled carbon nanotubes
Friction almost vanishes in microscale graphite
Researchers glimpse the inside of a photonic crystal
Chemists fabricate 'impossible' material
Express yourself: Scientists use genetic algorithm to design self-assembling ssDNA-grafted particles
Graphene enhances many materials, but leaves them wettable
Graphene is the thinnest material known to science. The nanomaterial is so thin, in fact, water often doesn't even know it's there.
Is it real? Physicists propose method to determine if the universe is a simulation
Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms (w/ Video)
Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a Rice University-based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed physicists for nearly three ...