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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new study has introduced a new technique that efficiently isolates circulating tumor cells from whole blood at a liquid-liquid ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new method for sensing the electric field generated in semiconductor devices during operation has now been developed by researchers. The technique is demonstrated for a diamond device, with ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — Scientists have demonstrated the magnetic behavior of a special class of 2D materials. This is the first experimental proof to a theory proposed more than 70 years ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to a particle of ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Physicists have caused atoms in a gas to behave as if they possess unusual magnetic properties long sought in harder-to-study solid ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — New experiments have shown that it is possible for extremely high currents to pass through graphene, a form of carbon. This allows imbalances in electric charge to be rapidly ... read more

Tortoise Electrons Trying to Catch Up With Hare Photons Give Graphene Its Conductivity

Dec. 19, 2016 — How electrons interact with other electrons at quantum scale in graphene affects how quickly they travel in the material, leading to its high conductivity. Now, researchers have developed a model ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Researchers used neutrons to examine the origins of unusual magnetic behavior in a rare earth-based metal oxide, ytterbium-magnesium-gallium-tetraoxide (YbMgGaO4). The material, discovered in 2015, ... read more

The Origin of Linear Magnetoresistance: Exotic or Classical?

Dec. 9, 2016 — New materials sometimes exhibit spectacular resistance phenomena, though the explanation does not always prove to be exotic. Physicists have demonstrated that a simple physical model is sufficient to ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Physicists have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. They were able to detect new electronic states of matter in these insulators. The effect is due to the ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — Little is rarer than an observable quantum spin liquid, but now, tests reveal that a synthetic crystal with ytterbium as its base may house one at near absolute zero. It joins an extremely short list ... read more

Physicists Decipher Electronic Properties of Materials in Work That May Change Transistors

Dec. 2, 2016 — Physicists have published new findings examining the electrical properties of materials that could be harnessed for next-generation transistors and ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Majorana fermions are particles that could potentially be used as information units for a quantum computer. An experiment has confirmed their theory that Majorana fermions can be generated and ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — What do fire flies, Huygens’s wall clocks, and even the heart of choir singers, have in common? They can all synchronize their respective individual signals into one single unison tone or ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before…. This feat brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Researchers have revealed the intricate relation between how the systems remember their past and their complex energy ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — The world's thinnest photodetector has been developed. This is a device that converts light into an electric current. With a thickness of just 1.3 nanometers - 10 times smaller than the current ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — A little frustration can make life interesting. This is certainly the case in physics, where the presence of competing forces that cannot be satisfied at the same time – known as frustration – ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — Adding hydrogen to graphene could improve its future applicability in the semiconductor industry, when silicon leaves off. Researchers have recently gained further insight into this chemical ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — Fashion is changing in the avant-garde world of next-generation computer component materials. Traditional semiconductors like silicon are releasing their last new lines. Exotic materials called ... read more

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