The discovery experimentally connects the worlds of classical and quantum mechanics and illuminates the mysterious nature of the Mott transition. It also could shed light on non-equilibrium physics, which is poorly understood but governs most of what occurs in our world. The finding may also represent a step towards more efficient electronics based on the Mott transition.
Future computers will require a magnetic material which can be manipulated ultra-rapidly by breaking the strong magnetic coupling. In a new study, Swedish and German scientists demonstrate that even the strongest magnetic coupling may be broken within picoseconds. This will open up an exciting new area of research.
Researchers have fabricated molecular motors on a metal substrate using supramolecules, and successfully reversed rotation of molecular motors by rearranging bonding between molecules that constitute a supramolecule.
It's not lightsaber time, not yet. But a team of theoretical physicists has taken another step toward building objects out of photons, and the findings hint that weightless particles of light can be joined into a sort of 'molecule' with its own peculiar force.
A team of physicists has taken pictures of a theorized but previously undetected magnetic wave, the discovery of which offers the potential to be an energy-efficient means to transfer data in consumer electronics.
For years we have believed that ordered polymer chains increase the conductivity of plastic. And a new generation of polymers has been developed. It is true that these new polymers are more conductive, but for completely different reasons - according to new research.
Researchers have developed a method to remove PFOS from soil by binding them to natural minerals. This method can be used to extract PFOS from contaminated soil and prevent leakage of PFOS to the groundwater.