A combined experimental and theoretical study comprising researchers has shed new light on the behaviour of individual gold atoms supported on defective thin cerium dioxide films - an important system for catalysis and the generation of clean hydrogen for fuel.
Researchers explored the properties of a promising class of materials with new capabilities that depend on cracks. Their results could help open the way for practical applications from nonvolatile computer memory to quick-dimming windows.
A new study by an international team of researchers has announced that they have succeeded in demonstarting control over the interactions occurring among microscopic spheres, which cause them to self-propel into swarms, chains, and clusters.
Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for quantum tomography - self-guided quantum tomography - which opens future pathways for characterisation of large quantum states and provides robustness against inevitable system noise.