An advance toward ultra-portable electronic devices
Scientists are reporting a key advance toward the long-awaited era of "single-molecule electronics," when common electronic circuits in computers, smart phones, audio players, and other devices may shrink ...
Tunnel view of how electrons play
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electrons behave like football teams: the match becomes interesting when the teamwork is as good as that conjured up by the players of FC Barcelona. Electrons which interact strongly with ...
A molecule that switches on and off
A single molecule whose charge state and shape can be changed at will: the latest breakthrough at the CEMES should prove a key advantage in the race for miniaturization. In addition to controlling its charge ...
Scientists looking to burst the superconductivity bubble
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bubbles are blocking the current path of one of the most promising high temperature superconducting materials, new research suggests.
Single molecule electronics and 'chemical soldering'
Artificial intestine helps fight bad gut bacteria
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell professor John March is attempting to transform bacteria in our gut into disease-fighting machines. Now, thanks to two members of his research team, he has a powerful new tool to help ...
Real-world graphene devices may have a bumpy ride
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronics researchers love graphene. A two-dimensional sheet of carbon one atom thick, graphene is like a superhighway for electrons, which rocket through the material with 100 times the mobility they have ...
'Molecular torch' between carbon nanotubes emits electroluminescence
The physics of coffee rings
For centuries, intellectuals have met at the ring-stained surfaces of coffee shops to pore over the most pressing problems of the day -- but has anyone ever pondered the coffee rings they left behind? What causes the formation ...
Field Museum to study composition of stardust
Song lyrics aside, even when you catch a bit of stardust, it may take years to sort out what you've got.
Futuristic computing designs inside beetle scales
(PhysOrg.com) -- Though it began as a science fair project involving a shiny Brazilian beetle, Lauren Richey’s research may advance the pursuit of ultra-fast computers that manipulate light rather than electricity.
Engineer shrinks 'U' logo
In an example of how a technology wonk displays school spirit, an engineer has created a golden University of Utah logo that is smaller than the width of an average human hair.
Most powerful microscope in the UK unveiled
The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK was today revealed at the University of Cambridge. The new electron microscope, which will enable scientists to view individual atoms in any material, ...
How low can you go? Researchers make magnetic sheets just nanometers thick
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using cutting-edge spectroscopy at atomic resolutions, researchers have discovered how to grow ultra-thin manganite films while retaining their magnetic properties.