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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Indecision Under Pressure

Feb. 19, 2019 — When compressed, a material typically becomes a better conductor of heat. Not so for the unusual material cubic boron arsenide, which when under pressure shows its conductivity first improves and ... read more

New Technology Captures Movement of Quantum Particles With Unprecedented Resolution

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study explores the activity of quantum particles in 2D materials within an unprecedented small time frame and at an extraordinarily high spatial resolution. These are highly sought-after ... read more

Nano Drops a Million Times Smaller Than a Teardrop Explodes 19th Century Theory

Feb. 12, 2019 — Droplets emanating from a molecular 'nano-tap' would behave very differently from those from a household tap 1 million times larger -- researchers have found. This is potentially crucial ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — Scientists have discovered the mechanism involved when transition metal dichalcogenides on metallic substrates transform from the semiconducting 1H-phase to the quasi-metallic ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — To design future quantum technologies, scientists pinpoint how microwaves interact with ... read more

Engineers Develop Room Temperature, Two-Dimensional Platform for Quantum Technology

Feb. 11, 2019 — Researchers have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three proton-rich calcium ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Quasiparticles that behave like massless fermions, known as Weyl fermions, have been in recent years at the center of a string of exciting findings in condensed matter physics. Physicists now report ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists have built a photonic integrated, compact, and portable soliton microcomb source. The device is less than 1 cm3 in size, and is driven by an on-chip indium phosphide laser consuming less ... read more

Quantum Strangeness Gives Rise to New Electronics

Feb. 11, 2019 — Today, a new breed of electronic devices, bearing unique properties, is being developed. As ultra-miniaturization continues apace, researchers have begun to explore the intersection of physical and ... read more

Theories Describe Dynamically Disordered Solid Materials

Feb. 11, 2019 — Theoretical physicists have developed a computational method to calculate the transition from one phase to another in dynamically disordered solid materials. This is a class of materials that can be ... read more

New Method Improves Infrared Imaging Performance

Feb. 8, 2019 — By successfully suppressing spectral cross-talk in dual-band photodetectors, a researchers has opened the door to a new generation of infrared imaging devices with applications in medicine as well as ... read more

Life on the Edge in the Quantum World

Feb. 8, 2019 — Pulling off high-speed energy transfers in the lab gives researchers insight into quantum computing, high-speed rechargeable batteries, and other future applications of quantum ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Researchers have directly imaged 'edge conduction' in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, a newly discovered 2D topological insulator and quantum material. The research makes it possible to ... read more

New Phenomenon Discovered That Fixes a Common Problem in Lasers: Wavelength Splitting

Feb. 8, 2019 — Physicists have discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. The never-before-seen phenomenon will be important for an emerging ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Germanene is a 2D material that derives from germanium and is related to graphene. As it is not stable outside the vacuum chambers in which is it produced, no real measurements of its electronic ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — An international team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has reproduced an exotic form of magnesium, known as magnesium-40, and ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — A new physical effect has been demonstrated after 40 years of pursuit by physicists around the world, which could lead to advancements in chemical manufacturing efficiency, miniaturization and ... read more

Laser Physics: Attosecond Photoelectron Spectroscopy Accelerated

Feb. 5, 2019 — Laser physicists have succeeded in reducing the acquisition time for data required for reliable characterization of multidimensional electron motions by a factor of ... read more

Feb. 5, 2019 — Microscopy technique could help researchers design safer reactor vessels or hydrogen storage ... read more

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