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January 29, 2020

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Physicists have observed quantum entanglement among 'billions of billions' of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research provides the strongest direct ... read more
Using a nanoparticle as a 'tuning device,' researchers have devised a way to control electromagnetically induced transparency -- a feature of light which allows it to pass ... read more
For the first time, scientists have created a silicon chip that can accelerate electrons -- albeit at a fraction of the velocity of the most massive accelerators -- using an ... read more
A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon called the Casimir ... read more
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Mixing the Unmixable: Novel Approach for Efficiently Fusing Different Polymers

Cross-linked polymers are structures where large molecular chains are linked together, allowing exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance to the final product. However, their ... read more

Addressing Global Warming With New Nanoparticles and Sunshine

Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial ... read more

Record-Breaking Terahertz Laser Beam

Terahertz radiation is used for security checks at airports, for medical examinations and also for quality checks in industry. However, radiation in the terahertz range is extremely difficult to ... read more

Dialing Up the Heat on Nanoparticles

Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to a professor of ... read more

Laser Diode Emits Deep UV Light

Researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology, and DNA ... read more

Walking With Atoms: Chemical Bond Making and Breaking Recorded in Action

Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million times smaller than the width of a ... read more

Charge Model for Calculating the Photoexcited States of One-Dimensional Mott Insulators

Researchers have developed a charge model to describe photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators. They have also succeeded in constructing a many-body Wannier function as the localized ... read more

How Sensitive Can a Quantum Detector Be?

Measuring the energy of quantum states requires detecting energy changes so exceptionally small they are hard to pick out from background fluctuations, like using only a thermometer to try and work ... read more

What's MER? A New Way to Measure Quantum Materials

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of them for possible ... read more

Quantum Physics: Controlled Experiment Observes Self-Organized Criticality

Researchers have observed important characteristics of complex systems in a lab experiment. Their discovery could facilitate the development of quantum ... read more

Researchers Gain Control Over Internal Structure of Self-Assembled Composite Materials

Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, ... read more

New Neutron Detector Can Fit in Your Pocket

Researchers have developed a new material that opens doors for a new class of neutron detectors. The semiconductor-based detector is highly efficient, stable, and can be used both in small, portable ... read more

Electron Spins in Slowly Moving Quantum Dots May Be Controlled by Electric Fields

A new article presents a theoretical analysis of electron spins in moving semiconductor quantum dots, showing how these can be controlled by electric fields in a way that suggests they may be usable ... read more

The Mysterious Movement of Water Molecules

Water is all around us and essential for life. Nevertheless, research into its behavior at the atomic level -- above all how it interacts with surfaces -- is thin on the ground. Thanks to a new ... read more

Colloidal Quantum Dot Laser Diodes Are Just Around the Corner

Scientists have incorporated meticulously engineered colloidal quantum dots into a new type of light emitting diodes (LEDs) containing an integrated optical resonator, which allows them to function ... read more

Man Versus Machine: Can AI Do Science?

Scientists have shown that machines can beat theoretical physicists at their own game, solving complex problems just as accurately as scientists, but considerably ... read more

Influential Electrons? Physicists Uncover a Quantum Relationship

A team of physicists has mapped how electron energies vary from region to region in a particular quantum state with unprecedented clarity. This understanding reveals an underlying mechanism by which ... read more

Atomic Tuning on Cobalt Enables an Eightfold Increase of H2O2 Production

Scientists have recently report an ultimate electrocatalyst that addresses all of the issues that trouble H2O2 production. This new catalyst comprising the optimal Co-N4 molecules incorporated in ... read more

Nano-Objects of Desire: Assembling Ordered Nanostructures in 3D

A new DNA-programmable nanofabrication platform organizes inorganic or biological nanocomponents in the same prescribed ... read more

Low-Temp Photocatalyst Could Slash the Carbon Footprint for Syngas

Engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of syngas ... read more

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