News tagged with electronic state

Graphene can emit laser flashes

Graphene is considered the jack-of-all-trades of materials science: The two-dimensional honeycomb-shaped lattice made up of carbon atoms is stronger than steel and exhibits extremely high charge carrier mobilities. It is ...

dateOct 25, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Elusive metal discovered

Carnegie scientists are the first to discover the conditions under which nickel oxide can turn into an electricity-conducting metal. Nickel oxide is one of the first compounds to be studied for its electronic properties, ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Physicists confine electrons inside nano-pyramids

(Phys.org)—Quantum dots are nanostructures of semiconducting materials that behave a lot like single atoms and are very easy to produce. Given their special properties, researchers see huge potential for quantum dots in ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Spintronics just got faster

In a tremendous boost for spintronic technologies, EPFL scientists have shown that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought.

dateJul 20, 2015 in General Physics
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