Topological insulators are promising to develop into a material for lossless electricity and information transport. Now, researchers investigated for the first time whether the direction of motion of electrons in topological insulators affects their behavior.
A research team reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties and holds promise for improving the efficiency of thermoelectric devices.
Researches have uncovered 'smoking-gun' evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible spintronic devices and practical quantum computers far more powerful than today's technologies.
Researchers have developed a highly robust, efficient nanoparticle-based platform that can regulate gene expression and eventually stem cell differentiation. NanoScript is the first nanomaterial TF protein that can interact with endogenous DNA.
Take ultracold potassium atoms, place a honeycomb lattice of laser beams on top of them and shake everything in a circular motion: this recipe enabled ETH researchers to implement an idea for a new class of materials first proposed in 1988 in their laboratory.