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Quantum world record smashed

A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2013

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Nanomagnets arise at 2-D boundaries

When you squeeze atoms, you don't get atom juice. You get magnets. According to a new theory by Rice University scientists, imperfections in certain two-dimensional materials create the conditions by which nanoscale magnetic fields arise.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2013

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Carbon nanotube field electron emitters will get space testing

A pair of carbon nanotube arrays will be flying in space by the end of the year to test technology that could provide more efficient micro-propulsion for future spacecraft. The arrays will support what is expected to be the first-ever space-based testing of carbon nanotubes as electron emitters.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2013

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Single-atom bit forms smallest memory in the world

One atom equals one bit: According to this design principle, we would like to construct magnetic data memories in the future. Researchers now have ixed a single atom on a surface such that the magnetic spin remained stable for ten minutes.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2013

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Leveraging the nanoscale for greener lighting

The EU-funded project EMIL (Exceptional Materials via Ionic Liquids) targeted the improvement of environmentally friendly technologies, in particular for applications in the field of efficient solar cells and innovative light sources.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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European graphene project Gladiator has launched

GLADIATOR seeks to improve the quality and size of CVD graphene sheets, and to reduce their production costs, in order to make the use of graphene more attractive e.g. in applications such as transparent electrodes for large area organic electronics.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2013

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