To accurately determine relative energies of the electrons and signatures of the spin-orbit interaction in an oxide material, researchers performed resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). The results reveal divergent behavior than found from RIXS measurements in related iridates that are candidates for developing high-temperature superconductors.
Oleophobic surfaces are microtextured with radial arrays of undercut stripes. When oil drops fall on these surfaces, drops move away from the landing point to the direction set by asymmetric geometrical patterning of the surface.
The Frederick National Lab has begun to assist several major pharmaceutical companies in adopting nanotechnologies in early stage drug development, when the approach is most efficient and cost-effective.
A new tool now rests in the 3D printing toolbox. The electron beam in a scanning transmission electron microscope has been exquisitely controlled with specially programmed electronics to tunnel into non-crystalline material and construct 3D features that are in perfect alignment with the underlying substrate.
As superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates all share a common feature, it has been expected that it should be able to see these features at the same time. A recent experiment in a global collaborative effort has observed for the first time experimental indication that this expectation is true.