Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light
Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light—which could form imaging arrays for security systems, or solar cells that harness ...
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in nanolaser technology has been made by Arizona State University researchers.
Physicists set guidelines for qubit candidates
Tiny lasers light up future electronics
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires.
MASER power comes out of the cold: Researchers demo solid-state MASER capable of operating at room temperatures
Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Imperial College London demonstrate, for the first time, a solid-state 'MASER' capable of operating at room temperature, paving the way for its widespread ...
Superconductor 'flaws' could be key to its abilities
(Phys.org)—Many researchers studying superconductivity strive to create a clean, pure, perfect sample, but a team of physicists found that some flaws might hold the key to a material's unique abilities.
Honeycombs of magnets could lead to new type of computer processing
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater capacity than is currently ...
Laser light used to cool object to quantum ground state
For the first time, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with a team from the University of Vienna, have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest ...
Researchers find evidence of 'quantum critical point' in high temperature superconductivity material
High-temperature superconductor spills secret: A new phase of matter
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley have joined with researchers at Stanford University ...
Research demonstrates method that allows inexpensive carbon materials to store hydrogen at room temperature
Hydrogen has long been considered a promising alternative to fossil fuels for powering cars, trucks and even homes. But one major obstacle has been finding lightweight, robust and inexpensive ways of storing the gas, whose ...
GraphExeter defies the Achilles heel of 'wonder material' graphene
A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.
Mpemba effect: Why hot water can freeze faster than cold
Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.