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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists are using a new supercomputer to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have precisely conducted current-fluctuation ("shot noise") measurement in the graphene p-n junction in the quantum Hall ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Quantum dots have made it possible to substantially increase color quality in LCD displays. However, these cadmium-based nanocrystals have proven to be harmful to the environment. Researchers are now ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with researchers at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College have demonstrated the formation of composite nanoparticles of luminescent ZnO ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Success of the energy turnaround will depend decisively on the extended use of renewable energy sources. However, their efficiency partly is much smaller than that of conventional energy sources. The ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Chemical molecules strongly interacting with light generally disintegrate very rapidly. In new research, the main mechanism conducive to this destruction has been determined. This knowledge makes it ... read more

New Way of Retaining Quantum Memories Stored in Light

Sep. 30, 2015 — Chinese scientists uncover a novel way of stopping light in a state that stores information encoded in photons, opening the door to applications in quantum information ... read more

Scientists Produce Status Check on Quantum Teleportation

Sep. 30, 2015 — In a new paper, scientists reviewed the theoretical ideas around quantum teleportation focusing on the main experimental approaches and their attendant advantages and disadvantages. None of the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Condensed matter theorists used nearly 10 million Titan core hours to calculate the electronic and magnetic structure of plutonium using a combination of density functional theory calculations and ... read more

Breakthrough for Photography: Light Sensing Technology

Sep. 29, 2015 — A revolutionary breakthrough is underway, an innovation that may usher in the next generation of light sensing technology with potential applications in scientific research and cellphone ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Variance spectroscopy lets researchers learn more about mixed batches of fluorescent nanotubes by focusing on small areas of samples and comparing their ... read more

New Precise Particle Measurement Improves Subatomic Tool for Probing Mysteries of Universe

Sep. 29, 2015 — In a post-Big Bang world, nature's top quark -- a key component of matter -- is a highly sensitive probe that physicists use to evaluate competing theories about quantum interactions. Now a new ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A research group has successfully realized in laboratory the world of exotic atoms under extreme state through high -- brightness X-ray sources, typically realized in supernova explosions. A world ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The first atomically thin 2D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites have been developed by researchers. These ionic materials exhibit optical properties not found in 2D covalent ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Knowing the detailed shape of biomolecules such as proteins is essential for biological studies and drug discovery. Modern structural biology relies on techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Researchers have produced the first atomically thin 2-D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. These ionic materials exhibit optical properties not found in 2-D covalent semiconductors such ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Fusion energy may soon be used in small-scale power stations. This means producing environmentally friendly heating and electricity at a low cost from fuel found in water. Both heating generators and ... read more

Simulation of Chiral Edge States in a Quantum System

Sep. 25, 2015 — Researchers have simulated a physical phenomenon in an atomic quantum gas that can also be observed at the edge of some condensed matter systems: chiral currents. The scientists have published the ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A 680-ton superconducting magnet is secure in its new home and nearly ready for a new era of discovery in particle physics, scientists ... read more

New Method to Better Understand Atomic Nuclei

Sep. 24, 2015 — The precise structure of atomic nuclei is an old problem that has not been fully solved yet, and it also constitutes a current research focus in the field of natural sciences. Physicists have ... read more

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