Researchers develop new method to control nanoscale diamond sensors
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information, thanks to a new sensing technique developed at MIT.
Volvo explores road-integrated magnets for autonomous cars
An unlikely route to ferroelectricity
(Phys.org) -- Ferroelectricity, which was first observed in the 1940s, is an interesting phenomenon involving the spontaneous (non-induced) formation of charge polarization (separation of charge) in certain ...
A 'dirt cheap' magnetic field sensor from 'plastic paint': Spintronic device uses thin-film organic semiconductor
(Phys.org) -- University of Utah physicists developed an inexpensive, highly accurate magnetic field sensor for scientific and possibly consumer uses based on a spintronic organic thin-film semiconductor ...
Steering by peeking: Physicists control quantum particles by looking at them
Scientists from the FOM Foundation and Delft University of Technology have manipulated a quantum particle, merely by looking at it in a smart way. By adjusting the strength of their measurement according ...
Size matters in the giant magnetoresistance effect in semiconductors
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that a giant magnetoresistance effect depends on the physical size of the device ...
Teasing out the nature of structural instabilities in ceramic compounds
(Phys.org) —Materials scientists have been for some time preparing artificial ceramic systems that simply do not exist in nature, allowing scientists to engineer particularly interesting and even technologically ...
Researchers suggest new memory storage mineral
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researcher Derek Stewart says the mineral kotoite could be an ideal insulator for memory storage devices called magnetic tunnel junctions.
Electronics: Graphene makes a magnetic switch
(Phys.org) —Tiny nanoribbons of carbon could be used to make a magnetic field sensor for novel electronic devices.
New technique helps robotic vehicles find their way
(Phys.org) —A Wayne State University researcher understands that the three most important things about real estate also apply to small ground robotic vehicles: location, location, location.
Transistors made from graphene nanoribbons make efficient magnetic field sensors
Graphene a single layer of carbon atoms packed in a hexagonal lattice has a number of appealing properties owing to its two-dimensional geometry. It has, for one thing, good electrical conductivity ...
Tongue drive system goes inside the mouth to improve performance and user comfort
The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically ...
Molecular chains hypersensitive to magnetic fields
Researchers of MESA+, the research institute for nanotechnology of the University of Twente, in cooperation with researchers of the University of Strasbourg and Eindhoven University of Technology, are the ...
Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic – at the same time
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have made thin, crystalline layers of the material LuMnO3 that are both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic.