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Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water

A study sheds new light on the viscosity of aqueous solutions. It shows that, contrary to the traditional view that repulsive interactions between polymers are solely responsible for the increase in viscosity, a nuclear quantum effect between water molecules also has a part to play.

Dec 9th, 2019

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Nanowire captures Abrikosov vortices

Scientists have demonstrated the possibility of detecting the penetration of Abrikosov vortices through the superconductor/ferromagnet interface. The device is a ferromagnetic nanowire bonded to superconductive electrodes.

Dec 9th, 2019

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Microcavities save organic semiconductors from going dark

Researchers found a way to keep these organic semiconductors from going dark. They used tiny sandwich structures of mirrors, called microcavities, to trap light and force it to interact with a layer of molecules, forming a new hybrid state, known as a polariton, that mixes light and matter.This approach could lead to brighter, more efficient LEDs, sensors and solar cells.

Dec 6th, 2019

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A new view for glasses

Scientists used computer simulations to demonstrate how the dynamics of a glassy liquid can be predicted based on the local structural ordering at the atomic level. This work may lead to a deeper understanding of glass transition.

Dec 6th, 2019

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Ultrafast x-ray optics

Scientists have demonstrated a new micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) resonator. By using this device with a hard (higher energy) X-ray, scientists can now control how long the X-ray pulses are, down to 300 picoseconds long.

Dec 5th, 2019

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Super nanoparticle superlattices

Nanoparticle superlattices have properties that are different from both the individual particles and the bulk material. Ions and molecules called ligands bind particles together in these superlattices. New research shows how the ligands affect key structural and mechanical properties of the superlattices.

Dec 5th, 2019

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