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Trapping light that doesn't bounce off track for faster electronics

Replacing traditional computer chip components with light-based counterparts will eventually make electronic devices faster due to the wide bandwidth of light. A new protective metamaterial 'cladding' prevents light from leaking out of the very curvy pathways it would travel in a computer chip.

Jul 30th, 2018

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Looking inside the lithium battery's black box

Material scientists use stimulated Raman scattering microscopy to observe -- for the first time -- ions moving in liquid electrolyte; findings could lead to improving battery safety while also increasing next-generation energy storage.

Jul 30th, 2018

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Tin type

Researchers are examining tin as a silicon-friendly material to help create new cost-effective memory devices. The new candidate offers the same performance advantages of more commonly used elements such as copper or silver, yet is compatible with silicon.

Jul 27th, 2018

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New optics: Nano-hedgehogs of light

Researchers have created a new type of optical system. Their 'nano-hedgehogs of light', also known as optical skyrmions, set the stage for a new platform for information processing, transfer and storage applications.

Jul 27th, 2018

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