High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation

(Phys.org) —New "plasmonic metamaterials" that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced computer data storage technology that uses heat to record information on a magnetic ...

Electricity storage how-to guide available

(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage, an internationally known resource for utilities, regulators and others interested in electricity storage and power generation.

OpenFlow experimental facility to boost future ICT research

The explosion of high-tech devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones into the market and the subsequent rise in demand for greater bandwidth has resulted in a drive towards sophisticated network communications systems. ...

Controlling skyrmions for better electronics

Physicists at the University of Hamburg managed for the first time to individually write and delete single skyrmions, a knot-like magnetic entity. Such vortex-shaped magnetic structures exhibit unique properties which make ...

Observing electrons in real-time could lead to faster computing

(Phys.org) —New research revealing the interactions between electrons and organic carrier materials in devices that use electron spin to encode information could help in the development of faster and more efficient data ...

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