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Exciting silicon nanoparticles

Separating the electric and magnetic components of light scattered by silicon nanoparticles enables more precise control of light.

Posted: Jan 27th, 2016

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Stable two-dimensional radioactive films: An atomic-scale picture

Two dimensional radioactive films are a new and exciting system to study nuclear decay at the atomic level with applications in a variety of fields ranging from medical imaging to cancer therapy. Before these films can be used in real-world application however, their behaviour and stability under ambient conditions has to be understood.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2016

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Energy harvesting via smart materials

A group of researchers discovered a way to enhance smart materials known as 'electrostrictive polymers' to improve their mechanical energy harvesting performance.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2016

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Solving hard quantum problems: Everything is connected

Researchers succeeded in calculating effects in ultra-cold atom clouds which can only be explained in terms of the quantum correlations between many atoms. Such atom clouds are known as Bose-Einstein condensates and are an active field of research.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2016

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