Physicists have come up with a way to link a group of atoms' quantum mechanical properties among themselves far more quickly than is currently possible, potentially providing a tool for highly precise sensing and quantum computer applications.
Scientists aren't normally treated to fireworks when they discover something about the universe. But a team of researchers found a show waiting for them at the atomic level - along with a new form of quantum behavior.
Scientists have for the first time, developed nanoscale devices that divide incident white light into its component colors based on the direction of illumination, or directs these colors to a predetermined set of output angles.
Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a common type of failure in lithium-ion batteries caused by the formation and growth of dendrites, findings that could aid in the design of faster-charging and longer-lasting batteries.
There's been an unsolved mystery associated with mixed valence compounds: When the valence state of an element in these compounds changes with increased temperature, the number of electrons associated with that element decreases, as well. But just where do those electrons go? Using a combination of state-of-the-art tools, researchers have come up with the answer.
Researchers have reported ultra-flexible organic flash memory that is bendable down to a radius of 300 micron. The memory exhibits a significantly-long projected retention rate with a programming voltage on par with the present industrial standards.
Researchers have simulated the growth of silicene, a 2-D material with attractive electronic properties. Their work delivers new and useful insights on the material?s properties and behavior and offers a predictive model for other researchers studying 2-D materials.