Researchers have discovered that the magnetic moments in pyrochlore iridates indeed order in the all-in all-out structure. This confirms theoretical predictions and allows the elusive correlated Weyl semimetal state to be realised in these materials.
Scientists have developed a novel and versatile approach for synthesizing silver-based hybrid nanoparticles using laser-induced fabrication, demonstrating the nano-composite's potential as high-performance adsorbent for dye removal and low-cost water purification.
Researchers have demonstrated how to control the electron spin of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.
Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out autonomously when exposed to tiny, barely measurable changes in ambient humidity. When irradiated with ultraviolet light, which causes changes in the film?s ability to absorb and desorb water, it can even 'jump' into the air.