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'Ion billiards' cue novel material synthesis method

Researchers have developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction, which utilizes a phenomenon similar to 'ion billiards'. The new method could pave the way for creating numerous new materials, thus drastically advancing materials sciences.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2017

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Finding Majoranas

Nano-'hashtags' could be the key to generating the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2017

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Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters

Scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new insights into their surface structure and chemical activity.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2017

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Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow

Researchers have created a nanoscale magnetic circuit capable of moving information along the three dimensions of space. This breakthrough could lead to an important increase in storage and processing capacities of electronic devices over those used today.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2017

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Precisely tuning carbon dots

Physicists demonstrate in a new study that the optical and photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms introduced into their structure.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2017

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