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New nanocoating for space tech applications

Experimental physicists have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2017

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Skyrmions created with a special spiral

Like baristas creating beautiful spirals of creamy foam on the warm surfaces of lattes, researchers have found a way to control the creation of special textured surfaces in magnetically ordered materials.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2017

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A better understanding of nanomaterials

In the past six years, the project 'Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials' intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2017

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Artificial topological matter opens new research directions

An international team of researchers have created a new structure that allows the tuning of topological properties in such a way as to turn on or off these unique behaviors. The structure could open up possibilities for new explorations into the properties of topological states of matter.

Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

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Quantum transport goes ballistic

Scientists have shot an electron through an III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time. This achievement will form the basis for sophisticated quantum wire devices for future integrated circuits used in advanced powerful computational systems.

Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

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