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May 1, 2016

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May 1, 2016

Mar. 30, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new magnet capable of controlling Dirac fermions with zero mass. This achievement will lead to a new field of study, strong correlated quantum transport of Dirac ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Engineers have developed a new-structure magnetic memory device utilizing spin-orbit torque-induced magnetization ... read more

Semiconductor-Inspired Superconducting Quantum Computing Devices

Mar. 17, 2016 — Builders of future superconducting quantum computers could learn a thing or two from semiconductors, according to a new report. By leveraging the good ideas of the natural world and the semiconductor ... read more

Spinning Better Electronic Devices

Mar. 2, 2016 — A team of researchers have demonstrated for the first time the transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development that could help create more energy ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Graphene is a single-atomic carbon sheet with a hexagonal honeycomb network. Electrons in graphene take a special electronic state called Dirac-cone where they behave as if they have no mass. This ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — In what may provide a potential path to processing information in a quantum computer, researchers have switched an intrinsic property of electrons from an excited state to a relaxed state on demand ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — In the one-dimensional (1-D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3-D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass ... read more

Bismuth-Based Nanoribbons Show 'Topological' Transport, Potential for New Technologies

Jan. 19, 2016 — Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a step toward harnessing the ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that the strongest ever spin-phonon coupling was observed in osmium oxide synthesized for the first time in 2009. A general belief is that the stronger the coupling ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — An international research team succeeded in chemically interconnecting chiral-edge graphene nanoribbons with zigzag-edge features by molecular assembly, and demonstrated electronic connection between ... 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

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

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea

Oct. 27, 2015 — A team of researchers has created a new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea. The algorithm shows that when these ... 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

Oct. 20, 2015 — Two new significant findings may move scientists closer to understanding the origins of tungsten-ditelluride's (WTe2) extremely large magnetoresistance, a key characteristic in modern electronic ... read more

Physicists Trace Origin of Electromagnetic Interaction to Dirac Equation

Oct. 13, 2015 — An international group of physicists has traced the origin of an electromagnetic interaction to the Dirac equation, a fundamental equation of quantum ... read more

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