Researchers predict material 'denser than diamond'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stony Brook University graduate student Qiang Zhu, together with Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem R. Oganov, postdoc Andriy O. Lyakhov and their colleagues from the University de ...
Resolving water's electrical properties
An old confusion about the electrical properties of water's surface has ended, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The conflict arose because two types of ...
In Brief: Nanodots to the rescue
By applying the magnetic properties of iron nanodots to complex materials, a research team has overcome an obstacle to getting ultra-thin or highly strained films to perform on par with their bulk counterparts.
Study helps explain behavior of latest high-temp superconductors
A Rice University-led team of physicists this week offered up one of the first theoretical explanations of how two dissimilar types of high-temperature superconductors behave in similar ways.
Two graphene layers may be better than one
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown that the electronic properties of two layers of graphene vary on the nanometer scale. The surprising new results ...
A breakthrough on paper that's stronger than steel
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Technology, Sydney scientists have reported remarkable results in developing a composite material based on graphite that is a thin as paper and ten times stronger than steel.
Major advance in understanding how nanowires form
New insights into why and how nanowires take the form they do will have profound implications for the development of future electronic components. PhD student Peter Krogstrup from the Nano-Science Center at ...
Researchers find magnetic link to high-temperature superconductivity
Researchers from the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science, a joint SLAC-Stanford institute, have seen strong indications of a relationship between the superconductive and magnetic properties ...
Atomically thin 'switch' makes for smarter electronic devices in the future
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new transistor made from graphene - the world's thinnest material - has been developed by a research team at the University of Southampton.
Resolving the high pressure phases of calcium
(PhysOrg.com) -- Significant experimental and theoretical work has been devoted to the electronic, structural and superconducting properties of calcium (Ca) at high pressure.
Nano-diamond qubits and photonic crystals
Quantum information processing is arguably one of the most fascinating facets of modern quantum physics.
High magnetic fields coax new discoveries from topological insulators
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using one of the most powerful magnets in the world, a small group of researchers has successfully isolated signs of electrical current flowing along the surface of a topological insulator, ...
Study of tiny magnets may advance their use in microelectronics
In the world of the very small, researchers at Shanxi University in China have announced progress in understanding the single-molecule magnet, which combines the classical macroscale properties of a magnet with the quantum ...
Predictions of upcoming winners for Nobel Prize in physics
The announcement of the winners of the next Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday morning will bring to an end the very private deliberations within the Swedish Academy, which selects the winner. It will also ...