News tagged with quantum mechanics

Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

dateOct 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Toward tinier transistors

(Phys.org) —The foundation of many, many modern electronic devices – including computers, smart phones, and televisions – is the silicon transistor. However, the shrinking of consumer electronics is ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Nanophysics
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RHIC's perfect liquid a study in perfection

(Phys.org) —When heavy ions (the nuclei of heavy atoms such as gold and lead) collide at high energies at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Europe's Large Hadron Coll ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in General Physics
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Improving electron control

In principle, the strange features of quantum mechanics can be accessed using single electrons as carriers of quantum information. However, while electrons can be captured in solid-state electrostatic traps, ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in General Physics
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Proteins 'ring like bells'

As far back as 1948, Erwin Schrödinger—the inventor of modern quantum mechanics—published the book "What is life?" In it, he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Biochemistry
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