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Applied physics as art

Researchers spray-paint ultrathin coatings that change color with only a few atoms' difference in thickness.

Oct 14th, 2012

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Synchrotrons play role in Nobel Prize research

Synchrotrons played a key role in the research that won Brian Kobilka, a professor and chair of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday.

Oct 12th, 2012

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Researchers find new way to prevent cracking in nanoparticle films

Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania engineers has shown a new way of avoiding such cracks when depositing thin films of nanoparticles.

Oct 12th, 2012

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Quantum oscillator responds to pressure

In the far future, superconducting quantum bits might serve as components of high-performance computers. Today already do they help better understand the structure of solids, as is reported by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Oct 12th, 2012

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Scientists observe quantum effects in cold chemistry

At very low temperatures, close to absolute zero, chemical reactions may proceed at a much higher rate than classical chemistry says they should -- because in this extreme chill, quantum effects enter the picture. A Weizmann Institute of Science team has now confirmed this experimentally.

Oct 12th, 2012

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