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New method for the measurement of nano-structured light fields

A team of physicists and chemists have jointly succeeded in developing a so-called nano-tomographic technique which is able to detect the typically invisible properties of nanostructured fields in the focus of a lens. Such a method may help to establish nano-structured light landscapes as a tool for material machining, optical tweezers, or high-resolution imaging.

Sep 20th, 2019

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The best of two worlds: Magnetism and Weyl semimetals

Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud without the need for power stations. This seems unimaginable but a path towards such a dream has opened with the discovery of a new family of materials with magical properties.

Sep 20th, 2019

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Clarification of a new synthesis mechanism of semiconductor atomic sheet

Researchers succeeded in clarifying a new synthesis mechanism regarding transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD), which are semiconductor atomic sheets having thickness in atomic order. Because it is difficult to directly observe the aspect of the growing process of TMD in a special environment, the initial growth process remained unclear.

Sep 20th, 2019

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2-D atoms do the twist

Atoms in a crystal vibrate when heated, creating collective excitations. This leads to the propagation of vibrational waves (phonons), which are similar to the ripples seen on the surface of water. In a new study, scientists demonstrated, for the first time, an intrinsically rotating form of motion for the atoms in a crystal.

Sep 19th, 2019

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Graphene - The perfect atomic-scale sieve

Graphene is perfectly selective to protons and blocks even smallest ions like chlorine, new research shows. This result will be important for the development of graphene-based membranes for applications ranging from fuel cells to desalination.

Sep 18th, 2019

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