Ferroelectric memristors may lead to brain-like computers
'Tunneling of the third kind' experiment could search for new physics
Scientists discover second purpose for vortex generators
Microscopy, quantum-style: Atomic stacks imaged in real space
Physicists Detect Single-Electron Tunneling with Quantum Dots
Exerting better control over matter waves
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)
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
New study gives insight into graphene grain boundaries
(Phys.org)—Using graphene – either as an alternative to, or most likely as a complementary material with – silicon, offers the promise of much faster future electronics, along with several other advantages ...
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 ...
Quantum kisses change the color of nothing
Even empty gaps have a colour. Now scientists have shown that quantum jumps of electrons can change the colour of gaps between nano-sized balls of gold. The new results, published today in the journal Nature, set a ...
New method monitors semiconductor etching as it happens—with light
(Phys.org)—University of Illinois researchers have a new low-cost method to carve delicate features onto semiconductor wafers using light – and watch as it happens.