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Bringing the atomic world into full color: Researchers turn atomic force microscope measurements into color images

October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
A French and Japanese research group has developed a new way of visualizing the atomic world by turning data scanned by an atomic force microscope into clear color images. The newly developed method,...

'Find the Lady' in the quantum world: International team of researchers presents method for quantum-mechanical swapping of positions

October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
An international team of researchers has proposed a new way to make atoms or ions indistinguishable by swapping their positions. These particles are then expected to exhibit exotic properties. The stu...

Long nanotubes make strong fibers: Rice University researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films

October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.

Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics: Rice University lab uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers

October 23, 2017 - 7:46am
An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements of polymers or biomolecules like actin and D...

Rice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interact: Placing nanodisks in groups can change their vibrational frequencies

October 22, 2017 - 7:45am
Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In new research, Rice University researchers showed they can selective...

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.

Quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing gets a boost: Improving the efficiency of quantum heat engines involves reducing the number of photons in a cavity, ultimately impacting quantum manipulation power

October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
Traditionally, heat engines produce heat from the exchange between high-temperature and low-temperature baths. Now, imagine a heat engine that operates at quantum scale, and a system made up of an ato...

Injecting electrons jolts 2-D structure into new atomic pattern: Berkeley Lab study is first to show potential of energy-efficient next-gen electronic memory

October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
The same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a...

The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performance: Better lubricating properties of lamellar liquid crystals could stem from changing the mobility of their structural dislocations by adding nanoparticles

October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
By deliberately interrupting the order of materials - by introducing different atoms in metal or nanoparticles in liquid crystals - we can induce new qualities. For example, metallic alloys like dural...

Rice U. lab surprised by ultraflat magnets: Researchers create atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic properties

October 20, 2017 - 7:46am
Substituting atoms in the process of making two-dimensional alloys not only allows them to be customized for applications but also can make them magnetic, according to Rice University scientists and t...

On the road to fire-free, lithium-ion batteries made with asphalt

October 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Lithium-ion batteries can be found in everything from cell phones to hoverboards, but these power sources have recently made headlines for the fires they have inadvertently caused. To address these sa...

Nanometrics Announces Preliminary Results for the Third Quarter of 2017: Quarterly Results Impacted by Delays in Revenue Recognition on Multiple Systems into Japan

October 17, 2017 - 7:46am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced preliminary results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended September 30. Revenues are...

More 22 of 59,885 Print all In new window Leti to Present Update of CoolCube/3DVLSI Technologies Development at 2017 IEEE S3S: Future Developments and Tape-Out Vehicles to Be Presented during Oct. 17 Workshop

October 17, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will hold a workshop on Oct. 17 to present updates on their progress developing CoolCubeTM high-density 3D sequential, monolithic-integration technology, and th...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Introduces New Automotive Platform to Fuel Tomorrow’s Connected Car: AutoPro™ provides a full range of technologies and manufacturing services to help carmakers harness the power of silicon for a new era of ‘connected intelligence’

October 17, 2017 - 7:46am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro™, a new platform designed to provide automotive customers a broad set of technology solutions and manufacturing services that minimize certification efforts and...

Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

October 16, 2017 - 7:45am
We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur...

Seeing the next dimension of computer chips: Researchers image perfectly smooth side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals with a scanning tunneling microscope, paving the way for smaller and faster computing devices

October 14, 2017 - 7:46am
A research collaboration between Osaka University and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology for the first time used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to create images of atomically flat side-...

Missing atoms in a forgotten crystal bring luminescence

October 14, 2017 - 7:46am
A little-studied member of the perovskite family of materials could find use in a range of electronic devices, after researchers at KAUST discovered the secret of its strong photoluminescence.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on ARO-AAT at The Liver Meeting(R)

October 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will present preclinical data on ARO-AAT, a second generation investigational medicine for the treatment of alpha-1 liver disease...

Quorum announces new customer support and demonstration facilities for users worldwide

October 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, continue to expand their network of customer support facilities worldwide. The lat...

Single ‘solitons’ promising for optical technologies

October 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Spatial mode-interaction induced single soliton generation in microresonators CHENGYING BAO1,* , Y I XUAN2 DANIEL E.LEAIRD1 STEFAN WABNITZ3 MINGHAO QI1,2 AND ANDREW M.WEINER1,2 1School of Electr...