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Atomic moves revealed by ultrabright electron pulses

Researchers used an ultrabright and ultrashort electron source to study the crystal structure of a platinum compound that comes from a family of materials with the ability to switch between insulating, metallic and superconducting states.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2016

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Visualising atoms of perovskite crystals

Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are key components of the new generation of solar cells. Understanding properties of these materials is important for improving lifetime and quality of solar cells.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2016

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Cooling an unusual magnetic material

An experimental and theoretical study reveals how the interplay of electronic and structural effects leads to intriguing magnetic and electrical properties.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2016

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Beating the heat - Ultrafast sensing and quantum control

Harnessing quantum systems for information processing will require controlling large numbers of basic building blocks called qubits. The qubits must be isolated, and in most cases cooled. Physicists have recently demonstrated important steps towards implementing a proposed type of gate, which does not rely on super-cooling their ion qubits.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2016

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Nanoparticles make lightweight, strong metal

Researchers have created a lightweight but very strong structural metal that could improve energy efficiency in aerospace, automobile, defense, mobile electronics and biomedical applications.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2016

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Self-assembling nanosphere clusters speed up chemical reactions

The nanoflasks, which have a span of several nanometers, or millionths of a millimeter, can accelerate chemical reactions for research. In the future, they might facilitate the manufacture of various industrial materials and perhaps even serve as vehicles for drug delivery.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2016

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