E-beam atomic-scale 3-D ‘sculpting’ could enable new quantum nanodevices

Etching graphene flakes. Credit: Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology By varying the energy and dose of tightly focused electron beams, researchers have demonstrated the ability to both etch away and deposit high-resolution nanoscale ....

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A new way to search for dark matter reveals hidden materials properties

New research from Chalmers and ETH Zürich, Switzerland, suggests a promising way to detect elusive dark matter particles through previously unexplored atomic responses occurring in the detector material. The illustration above is a composite image (optical, X-ray, computed dark-matter) of mass ....

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Researchers discover new photoactivation mechanism for polymer production

Credit: Anh Thy Bui A team of researchers from North Carolina State University has demonstrated a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions. The work not only ....

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On the road to conductors of the future

Credit: Angewandte Chemie International Edition Superconducting wires can transport electricity without loss. This would allow for less power production, reducing both costs and greenhouse gasses. Unfortunately, extensive cooling stands in the way, because existing superconductors ....

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Physicists use classical concepts to decipher strange quantum behaviors in an ultracold gas

Credit: CC0 Public Domain There they were, in all their weird quantum glory: ultracold lithium atoms in the optical trap operated by UC Santa Barbara undergraduate student Alec Cao and his colleagues in David Weld's ....

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