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Atoms don't like jumping rope

Nanooptical traps are a promising building block for quantum technologies. Scientists have now removed an important obstacle to their practical use. They were able to show that a special form of mechanical vibration heats trapped particles in a very short time and knocks them out of the trap.

Nov 19th, 2019

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A four-way switch promises greater tunability of layered materials

Scientists made the first experimental observation of a material phase that had been predicted but never seen. The newly discovered phase couples with a known phase to enable unique control over material properties - an advance that paves the way to eventual manipulation of electrical conduction in two-dimensional materials such as graphene.

Nov 18th, 2019

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A marvelous molecular machine

A finely-tuned molecular process in the camouflage of certain squid may lead to the next generation of bio-inspired synthetic materials.

Nov 15th, 2019

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How much does an AFM cost?

The answer to the question how much an atomic force microscope (AFM) costs is always 'it depends'. The pricing of scanning probe microscopes is influenced by many factors, like the performance, capabilities and modes you expect from your instrument, which in turn determine the components and complexity of the technology employed.

Nov 15th, 2019

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Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.

Nov 14th, 2019

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