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Direct electronic readout of 'artificial atoms'

In addition to flows of electrons, researchers are seeking options for the spin of electrons to be used in future information processing. In combination with these characteristics, a considerably larger volume of information can be stored than merely 'zero' and 'one'. Because this is difficult with individual atoms, physicists place 'artificial atoms' into solids. Through his participation, a research team has now has succeeded in an energy-state occupancy readout of those artificial atoms - using common interfaces to classic computers.

Feb 25th, 2011

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Physicists develop scalable method for making graphene

New research from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a more consistent and cost-effective method for making graphene, the atomic-scale material that has promising applications in a variety of fields, and was the subject of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Feb 25th, 2011

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A step forward in techniques for the arrangement of nanowires

The precise arrangement of nanowires on a large scale is crucial for any practical application. However, many current techniques for the controllable arrangement of nanowires suffer limitations. Researchers now demonstrate a technique that is highly effective in assembling nanowires.

Feb 25th, 2011

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Vortices get organized

Exotic entities that arrange into a crystalline structure at near room-temperature could lead to a new approach to electronic memory.

Feb 25th, 2011

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Nanoscale heart imaging doesn't miss a beat

Technological advances give the medical sector a huge boost, with people suffering from various disorders benefiting the most. A European team of researchers has developed a novel nanoscale scanning technique that gives experts a detailed look at how heart failure impacts the surface of a person's heart muscle cell.

Feb 25th, 2011

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Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

For an electron moving from one material toward the other, this space is where it can join other electrons, which together can create current, magnetism or even light. A multi-institutional team has made fundamental discoveries at the border regions, called interfaces, between oxide materials. The team has discovered how to manipulate electrons oxide interfaces by inserting a single layer of atoms. The researchers also have discovered unusual electron behaviors at these engineered interfaces.

Feb 24th, 2011

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Researchers create capacitor effect for magnetricity

Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have created a purely magnetic version of one of the basic effects of electronics - the storage and release of charge in a capacitor. This follows their demonstration last year of the existence of a magnetic equivalent of electricity: so-called "magnetricity".

Feb 24th, 2011

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