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Gigantic ultrafast spin currents: Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's electronics

May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
In our computer chips, information is transported in form of electrical charge. Electrons or other charge carriers have to be moved from one place to another. For years scientists have been working on...

Diamonds closer to becoming ideal semiconductors: Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond

May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Along with being a "girl's best friend," diamonds also have remarkable properties that could make them ideal semiconductors. This is welcome news for electronics; semiconductors are needed to meet the...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems

May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Dartmouth College researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum systems.

Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials: Defects in some new electronic materials can be removed by making ions move under illumination

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these m...

Attosecond physics: A switch for light-wave electronics

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Light waves could in principle be used to drive future transistors. Since the electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, i.e. at petahertz (PH...

Supercrystals with new architecture can enhance drug synthesis

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from ITMO University and Trinity College have designed an optically active nanosized supercrystal whose novel architecture can help separate organic molecules, thus considerably facilitatin...

Nanoscale Trojan horses treat inflammation

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanosized Trojan horses created from a patient's own immune cells have successfully treated inflammation by overcoming the body's complex defense mechanisms, perhaps leading to broader applications fo...

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Synthetic proteins based on those found in a variety of squid species' ring teeth may lead the way to self-healing polymers carefully constructed for specific toughness and stretchability that might h...

Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Notre Dame physicists and their collaborators have produced the first rewriteable artificial magnetic charge ice. The research, described in a paper published in Science today, shows str...

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors: Nanocarrier provides efficient delivery of chemotherapeutic drug

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Great discoveries do come in small packages. Few know that better than Ann-Marie Broome, Ph.D., who feels nanotechnology holds the future of medicine with its ability to deliver powerful drugs in tiny...

Two-stage nanoparticle delivery of piperlongumine and TRAIL anti-cancer therapy

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York demonstrated a drug delivery mechanism that utilizes two independent vehicles, allowing for delivery of chemically and physically dis-...

Rice de-icer gains anti-icing properties: Dual-function, graphene-based material good for aircraft, extreme environments

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. The new material still melts ice from wings and wires when conditions get too cold. But if the air is abo...

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by resea...

More light on cancer: Scientists created nanoparticles to highlight cancer cells

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
The group of Russian and French researchers, with the participation of scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has succeeded to synthesize nanoparticles of ultrapure silicon, which exhi...

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique: Rice University researchers use spectral triangulation to pinpoint location of tumors

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers.

Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene: Characterization of high-quality material reveals important details relevant to next generation nanoelectronic devices

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.

Graphene: A quantum of current - When current comes in discrete packages: Viennese scientists unravel the quantum properties of the carbon material graphene

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. But graphene re...

Electronic device detects molecules linked to cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's: An inexpensive portable biosensor has been developed by researchers at Brazil's National Nanotechnology Laboratory with FAPESP's support

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
A biosensor developed by researchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, has been proven capable of detecting molecules associated with neurodegene...

Photon collisions: Photonic billiards might be the newest game!

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
When one snooker ball hits another, both spring away from each other in an elastic manner. In the case of two photons a similar process - the elastic collision - has never been observed. Physicists fr...

Syracuse University chemists add color to chemical reactions: Chemists in the College of Arts and Sciences have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time

May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Chemists at Syracuse University have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time.