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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 — 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 — 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

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

Sep. 24, 2015 — An experiment shows, for the first time, that a wave property of neutrons, Orbital Angular Momentum, can be ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — To find out more about the elusive particles and their potential links to cosmic evolution, invisible dark matter and matter’s dominance over antimatter in the universe, the Department of ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Neutrons, normally thought of as particles, can also be utilized as waves. These waves should, like many other quantum objects, possess a commodity called orbital angular momentum. A new experiment ... read more

Extremely Dense: Approaching a Poorly Understood State of Matter

Sep. 23, 2015 — Warm dense matter displays characteristics of all other physical states at the same time, in apparent contradiction. Scientists have now developed a new simulation technique which overcomes the ... read more

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