New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.
Diode a few atoms thick shows surprising quantum effect
A quantum mechanical transport phenomenon demonstrated for the first time in synthetic, atomically-thin layered material at room temperature could lead to novel nanoelectronic circuits and devices, according ...
Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature
Nano switch could store memory using coordinated 'dance' of atoms
Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime
Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Electronics like it cold, and 30 K cryocooler delivers
Research simplifies recycling of rare-earth magnets
Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastating process.
Superconductivity without cooling
Superconductivity is a remarkable phenomenon: superconductors can transport electric current without any resistance and thus without any losses whatsoever. It is already in use in some niche areas, for example ...
Quantum correlations -- without entanglement
Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional ...
Accidental discovery dramatically improves electrical conductivity
Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after ...
World's best thermometer made from light
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer – three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence.
New particle might make quantum condensation at room temperature possible
Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF, Philips Research, and the Autonomous University of Madrid have identified a new type of particle that might make quantum condensation possible at room temperature. The ...