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Apr. 7, 2016 — Physicists have combined light and sound to control electron states in an atom-like system, providing a new tool in efforts to move toward quantum-computing ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A research team has demonstrated long-distance spin transport by electrical means in a semiconductor quantum well, which is designed to increase spin ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — A big step has been taken toward the practical application of 'valleytronics,' which is a new type of electronics that could lead to faster and more efficient computer logic systems and ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — In manganese monosilicide, microscopic magnetic vortices -- skyrmions -- may behave as 'collectivists' or 'individuals,' i.e. they are able to create a single structure, or they ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — An international research group observed a state in copper oxides in which orbital degrees of freedom did not freeze at low temperatures and electrons fluctuated due to quantum fluctuations. The ... read more

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

Mar. 10, 2016 — Simple "spin models" used to explain magnetism can precisely reproduce any possible phenomenon in classical, non-quantum physics, according to ... 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

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