Physicists have measured and controlled seemingly forbidden collisions between neutral strontium atoms - a class of antisocial atoms known as fermions, which are not supposed to collide when in identical energy states.
New research involves taking a well-known oxide, strontium titanate, and depositing it on silicon in such a way that the silicon squeezes it into a special state called ferroelectric - a result that could prove key to next-generation memory devices.
A University of Colorado at Boulder team has developed a new method of shrinking the size of circuitry used in nanotechnology devices like computer chips and solar cells by using two separate colors of light.
By combining nanoparticles with a scorpion venom compound already being investigated for treating brain cancer, University of Washington researchers found they could cut the spread of cancerous cells by 98 percent, compared to 45 percent for the scorpion venom alone.
University College London (UCL) has won four grants worth a total of just over GBP5million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research into large-scale integrated projects that exploit nanotechnology for healthcare purposes.
A team at Stanford University under Hongjie Dai has developed a new method that will allow relatively precise production of mass quantities of the graphene nanoribbons by slicing open carbon nanotubes.
Physicists have developed a novel procedure to map a person's genome. They report the first experiment to move a DNA chain through a nanopore using magnets. The approach is promising because it allows multiple segments of a DNA strand to be read simultaneously and accurately.
In the quest for quantum information processing, diamonds may be a physicist's best friend. According to scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara, diamonds could revolutionize the field of quantum mechanics in computing by leading to ultra-secure communication, lightning-fast database searches, and code-cracking ability.
Scientists at Rice University have found a simple way to create basic elements for aircraft, flat-screen TVs, electronics and other products that incorporate sheets of tough, electrically conductive material. And the process begins with a zipper.
In the first demonstration of its kind, researchers at the University of British Columbia have controlled the spin of electrons using a ballistic technique - bouncing electrons through a microscopic channel of precisely constructed, two-dimensional layer of semiconductor.
An international research team, including Professor Rajeev Ahuja's research group at Uppsala University, has shown that small additions of potassium drastically improve the hydrogen-storage properties of certain types of hydrogen compounds.