In an achievement that could help enable fast quantum computers, University of Michigan physicists have built a better Rydberg atom trap. Rydberg atoms are highly excited, nearly-ionized giants that can be thousands of times larger than their ground-state counterparts.
Emory scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a 'missing link' between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational scaffolding essential to life.
Devices that can mimic Superman's X-ray vision and see through clothing, walls or human flesh are the stuff of comic book fantasy, but a group of scientists at Boston University has taken a step toward making such futuristic devices a reality.
The symposium will cover various aspects of modern Raman microscopy and will provide an introduction to Raman spectroscopy in general as well as operational principles and instrumentation relevant to the techniques.
An international team of researchers has built a chain of cobalt atoms and analysed its magnetic properties. Surprisingly, the spin sensitive measurements show that the observed form of atoms depends on its magnetic orientation.
Researchers have devised a self-adjusting remote-control system that can place a dot 6 nanometers long to within 45 nm of any desired location. That's the equivalent of picking up golf balls around a living room and putting them on a coffee table - automatically, from 100 miles away.
An EU-funded team of scientists from Cardiff University in the UK has successfully fired photons into a small tower of semiconducting material. The work could eventually lead to the development of faster computers.
Because the 'coffee ring' phenomenon occurs with many liquids after they have evaporated, scientists have suggested that such rings can be used for examining blood or other fluids for disease markers by using biosensing devices.