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Making nanoelectronics last longer for medical devices

The debut of cyborgs who are part human and part machine may be a long way off, but researchers say they now may be getting closer. In a new study, they report development of a coating that makes nanoelectronics much more stable in conditions mimicking those in the human body. The advance could also aid in the development of very small implanted medical devices for monitoring health and disease.

Feb 19th, 2014

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Quantum computation in diamond

Researchers have succeeded in performing a logic operation and error correction in a quantum register made from nuclear spins of the gemstone.

Feb 19th, 2014

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New study reveals communications potential of graphene

Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

Feb 19th, 2014

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Ion beams pave way to new kinds of valves for use in spintronics

Researchers have tested a new approach to fabricating spin valves. Using ion beams, the researchers have succeeded in structuring an iron aluminium alloy in such a way as to subdivide the material into individually magnetizable regions at the nanometer scale. The prepared alloy is thus able to function as a spin valve, which is of great interest as a candidate component for use in spintronics.

Feb 18th, 2014

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The core of corrosion

Scientists simulated the physical and chemical dynamics of dissolved ions in water at the atomic level as it corrodes metal oxide surfaces.

Feb 18th, 2014

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Silicon-germanium chip sets new speed record

A research collaboration consisting of IHP-Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics in Germany and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the world's fastest silicon-based device to date.

Feb 18th, 2014

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The thousand-droplets test in artificial cell-scale systems

In the future, an entire chemistry lab could be accommodated in a tiny little droplet. While simple reactions already work in these simplest models of an artificial cell now a group of scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) have established and investigated for the first time a complex biochemical system. They discovered a surprising diversity.

Feb 18th, 2014

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