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Pushing the precision of nanoscale mapping

Like all scanning probe microscopes, AFM is susceptible to instrument 'crosstalk', or background signals that can mask the true atomic force measurement of interest and create misleading results. For the first time, researchers offer a new, easy-to-implement approach to overcoming crosstalk challenges in VM-AFM measurements.

Dec 10th, 2019

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Researchers close in on new nonvolatile memory

Researchers came up with a unique method for measuring the electric potential distribution across a ferroelectric capacitor - the device underlying the memory of the future, which would be orders of magnitude faster than the current flash and solid-state drives, withstanding 1 million times as many rewrite cycles.

Dec 10th, 2019

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How to induce magnetism in graphene

Researchers have succeeded in synthesizing a unique nanographene predicted in the 1970s, which conclusively demonstrates that carbon in very specific forms has magnetic properties that could permit future spintronic applications.

Dec 10th, 2019

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Creating switchable plasmons in plastics

Researchers have developed optical nanoantennas made from a conducting polymer. The antennas can be switched on and off, and will make possible a completely new type of controllable nano-optical components.

Dec 9th, 2019

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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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