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Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips

Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today's silicon-based chips.

Diffraction-controlled laser-driven proton acceleration

A targeted way to manipulate beams of protons accelerated using ultrashort and ultraintense laser pulses has been demonstrated by a team of researchers led at the University of Strathclyde.

The hunt for the truest north

Many theories predict the existence of magnetic monopoles, but experiments have yet to see them. If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles.  But...Show More Summary

Iron springs back to shape under pressure

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists has performed a series of calculations shedding light on an unexpected way that iron transforms under dynamic compression.

Cold plasma will heal non-healing wounds

Russian scientists have found that treating cells with cold plasma leads to their regeneration and rejuvenation. This result can be used to develop a plasma therapy program for patients with non-healing wounds. The paper has been published in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

Tuning materials and devices to adapt to their environment

Materials with large dielectric constants—aka "high-K materials"—have recently garnered attention for their potential use within future generations of reduced-dimension semiconductor devices.

Researchers build world's largest database of crystal surfaces and shapes

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with the Materials Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), have created the world's largest database of elemental crystal surfaces and shapes to date. Show More Summary

ICE-DIP project comes to a close with workshop held at CERN

last weekAcademics / Physics : CERN

Andrew Purcell The young researchers have been co-funded by the European Commission as fellows at CERN and enrolled in doctoral programmes at the Maynooth University and Dublin City University (Image: Andrew Purcell/ CERN) ICE-DIP, the Intel-CERN European Doctorate Industrial Program, is a European Industrial Doctorate scheme led by CERN. Show More Summary

The hunt for the truest north

Many theories predict the existence of magnetic monopoles, but experiments have yet to see them.

Quantum measurement: a dialog of big and small

Conference: 28 Sep 2016, University of Warwick, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Organized by A. Datta, G.C. Knee, G. Morley, R.A. Römer (Physics, Warwick) and P. Verucchi (Physics, Universita' di Firenze).

XII International Scientific Conference «Electronics and Applied Physics»

Conference: 19 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine. Organized by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Radio Physics, Electronics and Computer Systems.

With great power comes great laser science

It is a very unusual kind of laser: researchers at the photonics institute at TU Wien (Vienna) have built a device which emits ultrashort flashes of infrared light with extremely high energy. "It is very hard to combine these three properties - long infrared wavelength, short duration and high energy", says Valentina Shumakova. Show More Summary

Metal in chains

The electronic energy states allowed by quantum mechanics determine whether a solid is an insulator or whether it conducts electric current as a metal. Researchers at ETH have now theoretically predicted a novel material whose energy states exhibit a hitherto unknown peculiarity.

Foam stops sloshing liquid: Analysis reveals capillary effects that dampen sloshing

Clinking your glass of beer often leaves its contents sloshing back and forth. Soon, though, the motion stops, your drink settles down, and you can take a sip without getting foam on your nose. It turns out that the foam helps stop the sloshing. Now, physicists have figured out why.

Researchers develop a deposition method for custom-made magnetic sensors

Scientists at DESY have discovered a method that paves the way for a new generation of magnetic sensors. Their procedure can be used to greatly extend the functionality of such sensors, which is limited when conventional production methods are used, so that sensors can now be individually tailored to a wide variety of new applications. Show More Summary

Synopsis: Jiggling Graphene

The random quivering of graphene membranes could be exploited to generate electricity. [Physics] Published Tue Sep 13, 2016

Whispering gallery-mode biosensors are worth shouting about

In early 2016 University Professor of Applied Physics Stephen Arnold earned a patent for his system for finding the size of one or more individual particles (such as nanoparticles) in real time using a microsphere's whispering gallery modes.

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