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Harnessing active matter for nanoscale applications

A new NSF grant will support a five-year project to develop a unique system of microscale self-propelled particles (SPPs) that will enable them to control the movement and interaction of colloidal SPPs (moving microparticles suspended in a liquid) in unprecedented ways.

Mar 12th, 2019

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Device that 'shakes' light a breakthrough In photonics

Researchers have developed a device that combines mechanical vibration and optical fields to better control light particles. The device has demonstrated an efficient on-chip shaping of photons enabled by nanomechanics driven at microwave frequencies.

Mar 12th, 2019

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Graphene and cobalt team up in new electromagnetic devices

Scientists recently discovered how, together, graphene and cobalt offer very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. They believe that this breakthrough could accelerate the development of new logic devices to store large amounts of data quickly and with reduced energy consumption.

Mar 11th, 2019

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Cells in a tight spot

Migrating cells must overcome physical barriers such as tight pores in finely meshed tissues. A recent study by a team of biophysicists provides a new theory to describe how cells manoeuvre such confining environments.

Mar 8th, 2019

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Listening to quantum radio

Researchers have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics. This new quantum circuit opens the door to possible future applications in areas such as radio astronomy and medicine (MRI).

Mar 8th, 2019

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Researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear

Using high-performance computer simulations, researchers were able to observe how surface roughness changes when two materials rub together. Their findings, which provide insight into friction and wear mechanisms, have implications for areas ranging from engineering to the study of tectonic faults.

Mar 8th, 2019

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