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Putting a spin on logic gates

A recent experimental demonstration uses the interference of spin-waves - synchronous waves of electron spin alignment observed in magnetic systems - to build a logic gate for devices too small for classical physics.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2017

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Diamonds coupled using quantum physics

Atomic defects in diamonds can be used as quantum memories. Researchers for the first time have succeeded in coupling the defects in various diamonds using quantum physics.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2017

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New nanocoating for space tech applications

Experimental physicists have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2017

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Skyrmions created with a special spiral

Like baristas creating beautiful spirals of creamy foam on the warm surfaces of lattes, researchers have found a way to control the creation of special textured surfaces in magnetically ordered materials.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2017

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A better understanding of nanomaterials

In the past six years, the project 'Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials' intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2017

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