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February 7, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016 — The iron Fe2+ atom embedded in a semiconductor exhibits a single non-degenerate ground state of zero magnetic moment. A team of scientists has demonstrated that by using sufficiently large strain it ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that diamonds may hold the key to the future for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies. NMR/MRI signals were significantly ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Physicists have added to their collection of ingredients for future quantum computers by performing logic operations -- basic computing steps -- with two atoms of different elements. This hybrid ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A slow change of microscopic magnetic structures in metallic wires induced by external driving forces, commonly called 'creep' motion, has been studied by a group of researchers. This has ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Movement of charge carriers perpendicular to an electric driving field in a solid state system detected for the first time with sub-picosecond time resolution, scientists have observed through a new ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — “Spintronics” is a new class of electronics where charge and spin are utilized. A pure spin current, flow of spin without charge current, is one of the important physical quantities in its field, ... read more

You Can Have Your Conductor and Insulator, Too

Dec. 11, 2015 — By carefully tuning the chemical composition of a particular compound, researchers have created a topological crystalline insulator, whose bulk acts as an insulator but whose surface conducts ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — For the first time, scientists demonstrated controlled generation of magnetic islands known as skyrmions -- the magnetic version of a new class of exotic particles at room ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time reported the electrical detection of spin current on topological insulator surfaces at room temperature by employing a ferromagnetic ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — Physicists have tracked down semiconductor nanostructure mechanisms that can result in the loss of stored information -- and halted the amnesia using an external magnetic field. The new ... read more

Quantum Spin on Molecular Computers

Dec. 2, 2015 — If quantum computers existed, they would revolutionize computing as we know it. Based on fundamental properties of matter, the potential power of these theoretical workhorses would solve problems in ... read more

Quantum Spin Could Create Unstoppable, One-Dimensional Electron Waves

Nov. 18, 2015 — Scientists have proposed a solution to the subatomic stoppage of electron flow due to defects in materials: a novel way to create a more robust electron wave by binding together the electron's ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Overheating of computer chips is a major obstacle to the development of faster and more efficient computers and mobile phones. One promising remedy for this problem could be a new class of materials: ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Graphene, a single atomic layer of graphite with a carbon-layered structure, has been drawing much attention because of its abundant electronic properties and the possibilities of application due to ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Pioneering new research could pave the way for miniaturized optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the 'graphene ... read more

Superconductor Survives Ultra-High Magnetic Field

Nov. 12, 2015 — Physicists have discovered that transistors made of ultrathin layers molybdeendisulfide (MoS2) are not only superconducting at low temperatures but also stay superconducting in a high magnetic field. ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A garnet crystal only one micrometer in diameter was instrumental in physicists creating a route to 'lab-on-a-chip' technology for magnetic resonance, a tool to simplify advanced magnetic ... read more

Magnetic Monopoles: Crystal Clear

Nov. 12, 2015 — A physicist has been studing magnetic monopoles in spin ice crystals, explains why double layers of magnetic charges can be ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Microwave field imaging is becoming increasingly important, as microwaves play an essential role in modern communications technology and can also be used in medical diagnostics. Researchers have now ... read more

Manipulating Wrinkles Could Lead to Graphene Semiconductors

Oct. 23, 2015 — Scientists have used the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to manipulate the formation of wrinkles in graphene, opening the way to the construction of graphene semiconductors not through ... read more

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