IBM researchers make world's smallest movie using atoms (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Scientists from IBM today unveiled the world's smallest movie, made with one of the tiniest elements in the universe: atoms. Named "A Boy and His Atom," the Guinness World Records -verified ...
Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms
(Phys.org) —By introducing individual silicon atom 'defects' using a scanning tunnelling microscope, scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states.
Controlling nanoclusters with surface defects could lead to construction of nanodevices (w/ Video)
Conductance measurements on graphene nanoribbons tell researchers how molecular wires can be optimised
(Phys.org)—The electronics of the future could use molecules to do their arithmetic. The tiny particles could then take over the tasks which are presently done by silicon transistors, for example. Researchers ...
High-temperature superconductivity starts at nanoscale
(Phys.org) -- High-temperature superconductivity doesn't happen all it once. It starts in isolated nanoscale patches that gradually expand until they take over.
New method offers control of strain on graphene membranes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene could be the superhero of materials its light, strong and conducts heat and electricity effectively, which makes it a great material for potential use in all kinds of ...
Single-atom transistor is 'perfect'
In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.
The world's smallest magnetic data storage unit
Scientists from IBM and the German Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) have built the world's smallest magnetic data storage unit. It uses just twelve atoms per bit, the basic unit of information, ...
World's smallest electric motor made from a single molecule
Chemists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have developed the world's first single molecule electric motor, a development that may potentially create a new class of devices that could be used ...
Electronic life on the edge: Scientists discover the edge states of graphene nanoribbons
(PhysOrg.com) -- As far back as the 1990s, long before anyone had actually isolated graphene a honeycomb lattice of carbon just one atom thick theorists were predicting extraordinary properties ...
New method for studying molecule reactions a breakthrough in organic chemistry
(PhysOrg.com) -- Good chemists are passive-aggressive -- they manipulate molecules without actually touching them.
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 ...
Technique turns computer chip defects into an advantage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at Ohio State University have discovered that tiny defects inside a computer chip can be used to tune the properties of key atoms in the chip.
IBM breakthrough captures high speed measurements of individual atoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Last week IBM researchers published a breakthrough technique in the peer-reviewed journal Science that measures how long a single atom can hold information, and giving scientists the abilit ...