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Electron microscopy uncovers 'dancing' silicon atoms in graphene

Scientists documented the atoms' unique behavior by first trapping groups of silicon atoms, known as clusters, in a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon called graphene. The silicon clusters, composed of six atoms, were pinned in place by pores in the graphene sheet, allowing the team to directly image the material with a scanning transmission electron microscope.

Apr 3rd, 2013

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Nanoengineered plastic film is the future of 3D on-the-go

Temasek Polytechnic and A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering's new nano-engineered screen protector that turns the ordinary screens of handheld devices into 3D displays will be marketed by start-up, Nanoveu Pte Ltd. The unique plastic film can also potentially be used as next generation security tokens employed by banks and corporations.

Apr 2nd, 2013

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A solid state ultrafast logic gate on a photon

Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are working to harness the quantum nature of light and semiconductors to expand the capabilities of computers in remarkable ways.

Apr 1st, 2013

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Storing a quantum movie in an atomic gas

The sequence of images that constitute Hollywood movies can be stored handily on solid-state media such as magnetic tape or compact diskettes. At the Joint Quantum Institute images can be stored in something as insubstantial as a gas of rubidium atoms. No one expects a vapor to compete with a solid in terms of density of storage.

Apr 1st, 2013

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