Nanophysics

Insights into magnetic bacteria may guide research into medical nanorobots

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers have long studied magnetotactic bacteria , aquatic microbes that have the ability to orientate themselves to magnetic fields. This unusual behaviour makes them a...
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Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet

2 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models. To do so, they...
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Interactive size control of catalyst nanoparticles

5 days ago   |   Phys.org

How many nanometers should catalyst nanoparticles be to optimize the course of the reaction? Researchers usually look for the answer through laborious, repetitive tests. At the...
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New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'

6 days ago   |   Phys.org

In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. In work published...
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Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared

8 days ago   |   Phys.org

The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material would be a strong light emitter and an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices. These two...
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Light triggers gold in unexpected way

12 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.
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On the cusp of valleytronics

12 days ago   |   Phys.org

Research into harnessing two-dimensional materials for everyday devices has had some ups and downs. However, the emerging field of valleytronics is using energy troughs to...
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Artificial magnetic field produces exotic behavior in graphene sheets

12 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

A simple sheet of graphene has noteworthy properties due to a quantum phenomenon in its electron structure called Dirac cones. The system becomes even more interesting if it...
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Coherent electron trajectory control in graphene

15 days ago   |   Phys.org

Electronic systems using light waves instead of voltage signals is advantageous, as electromagnetic light waves oscillate at petaherz frequency. This means that future...
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Meta-surface corrects for chromatic aberrations across all kinds of lenses

22 days ago   |   Phys.org

Today's optical systems-from smartphone cameras to cutting-edge microscopes-use technology that hasn't changed much since the mid-1700s. Compound lenses, invented around 1730...
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While Samsung's foldable phone, which may be called the Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Flex, might be 2019 much-anticipated device, it won't be something majority of consumers will... Read more ...

Xiaomi's Gamepad 2.0 turns the Black Shark into a mini Switch

Xiaomi's Gamepad 2.0 turns the Black Shark into a mini Switch

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