Boron gets a nano refresh: Scientists find stable 2D structures with unique properties
(Phys.org) —The National Nanotechnology Initiative defines nanotechnology as the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale, at dimensions of approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena ...
Spectrum imaging used to measure atom concentrations at atomic resolution
The ability to locate and count small numbers of impurity atoms could lead to advances in modern electronics and optical fiber communication networks.
Penn researchers 'design for failure' with model material
When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. A material's macroscopic, or bulk, properties in this area—whether ...
Researchers use squeezed light to enhance photonic force microscopy
The physics of curly hair: Researchers develop first detailed model for a 3-D strand of curly hair
The heroes and villains in animated films tend to be on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. But they're often similar in their hair, which is usually extremely rigid or—if it moves at all—is straight ...
Two independent teams build heat cloaking device
New application of physics tools used in biology
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology.
Researchers 'design for failure' with model material
(Phys.org) —When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. A material's macroscopic, or bulk, properties ...
Research team challenges the limits of famous quantum principle
(Phys.org) —A team of physicists is challenging the very limits of Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle by measuring quantum particles with unprecedented accuracy.
Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime
Diamond defect boosts quantum technology
New research shows that a remarkable defect in synthetic diamond produced by chemical vapor deposition allows researchers to measure, witness, and potentially manipulate electrons in a manner that could lead ...
Closer look reveals mechanism behind curling of ancient scrolls
Researchers move an atom inside a crystal and investigate its function
Nanotechnology is a thriving science. Parts for computers for example are becoming smaller and more precise by the minute. One of the most efficient computers would be the so-called quantum computer. Up to ...
New study advances quest for better superconducting materials
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity, many questions remain, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is providing insight that could lead to better superconductors.