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Tangling the microscopic ladder

If a ladder had more than one rung at each step, it would look awkward and would be a bit dangerous to climb. Ladders in the microscopic world were thought to be similar in structure, having only one particle, ...

Dec 17, 2010 3 / 5 (1) 0

Modelling nano-worlds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modelling the fabrication processes for integrated circuits can slash production development time and costs by up to 40%. But as transistors, already at nano-scales, become ever smaller, researchers are modelling ...

Aug 10, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Super cool atom thermometer

As physicists strive to cool atoms down to ever more frigid temperatures, they face the daunting task of developing new, reliable ways of measuring these extreme lows. Now a team of physicists has devised ...

Dec 07, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 0