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.
Researchers have engineered a nanowire system that could pave the way for this ability, combining two light waves to produce a third with a different frequency and using an optical cavity to amplify the intensity of the output to a usable level.
Researchers visualized the electronic interactions of magnetic impurities in metals. In doing so, they discovered that the electron patterns which arise around magnetic foreign atoms as a result of the Kondo effect interact over greater distances than previously thought. The insights from the examination of a simple model system could be beneficial in understanding materials with complex electronic structures. (in German)
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and The University of Manchester have signed a memorandum of understanding to help move the potential benefits of graphene closer to practical use, by accelerating the commercialisation of the remarkable 2D material.