Among the most important techniques developed in atomic physics over the past few years are methods that enable the storage and cooling of atoms and ions at temperatures just above absolute zero. Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz have now demonstrated in an experiment that captured ions can also be cooled through contact with cold atoms and may thus be stored in so-called ion traps in a stable condition for longer periods of time.
A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that nanocrystals of the semiconductor cadmium selenide can be 'printed' or 'coated' on flexible plastics to form high-performance electronics.
In the wake of the new devices and microprocessors developed by Intel (Ivy Bridge), UGR scientists are investigating alternative 3D A2RAM-based memories such as FinFET-ARAM and Trigate-ARAM patented in France and presented in the International Memory Workshop celebrated in May 2012 in Milan, Italy.
A team of researchers has succeeded in "entangling" an "artificial atom" and a light particle for the first time in a semi-conductor system. This is an important step on the road towards a new form of telecommunication based on quantum physics.
Using a combination of the new tools of metamaterials and transformation optics, engineers at Penn State University have developed designs for miniaturized optical devices that can be used in chip-based optical integrated circuits, the equivalent of the integrated electronic circuits that make possible computers and cell phones.
High-throughput biological devices rely on the transport, attachment and release of various entities in order to conduct millions of tests in a short period of time. A European study utilised nanoparticles made of gold to capture and manipulate living cells, with the ultimate goal to implement this technology in biomedical instrumentation.
In an unprecedented find, a research team including scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that the three electronic and electrochemical properties having to do with the energy necessary for electrons and molecules to assemble or break apart are not always correlated. This lack of correlation is unexpected and suggests possible explanations for observed differences in organofluorine materials.
Qii is based on a flexible touch sensor that allows you to turn virtually any surface, soft or hard, flat or curved, into a full functionality user interface for your computer or your mobile device such as your tablet or, especially, your smartphone. And that turns your smartphone into a portable and usable pocket computer.
A team from the University's Schools of Biosciences and Physics and Astronomy have made a breakthrough in our understanding of proteins - the workhorse molecules of the cell and nature's very own nano machines.