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Vortices get organized

Exotic entities that arrange into a crystalline structure at near room-temperature could lead to a new approach to electronic memory.

Feb 25, 2011
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C60 could form a new kind of gel

(PhysOrg.com) -- C60, the spherical carbon molecule also known as a buckminsterfullerene, has intrigued scientists for its unique properties and potential applications in nanotechnology and electronics. Now scient ...

Feb 17, 2011 weblog
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How do you make lithium melt in the cold?

Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior. By doing this, they can expand our understanding of matter. A research team including three ...

Jan 10, 2011
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Wired up and ready to glow

Thirty years ago, no one believed that elements other than carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen could form double bonds at room temperature. But the discovery of 'kinetic protection' ligands -- large, bulky molecules ...

Dec 10, 2010
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New property in warm superconductors discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Led by Simon Fraser University physicist Jeff Sonier, scientists at TRIUMF have discovered something that they think may severely hinder the creation of room-temperature (37 degrees Celsius) superconductors.

Nov 17, 2010
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Physicists set guidelines for qubit candidates

(PhysOrg.com) -- To build a quantum computer, it's essential to be able to quickly and efficiently manipulate the quantum states of qubits. The qubits, which are the basic unit of quantum information, can be composed of many ...

May 04, 2010 feature
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