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.
In a bid to improve the technology utilized by cleanup crews to manage and contain such large spills, researchers have invented a smart nanofiber-based oil-scavenging material or supergelators that could help clean up oil spills efficiently and rapidly to prevent secondary pollution.
By doping a thermoelectric material with minute amounts of sulfur, a team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling and waste energy recapture.
Graphene on silicon carbide could be an interesting candidate for future spintronics components. Squeezing gold atoms between the semiconducting substrate and graphene does enhance spin-orbit interaction at hot spots and shows ways to controll the spins.