Researchers find adding rare-earth element to piezoelectric crystals dramatically improves performance

A team of researchers from China, the U.S. and Australia has found that adding the rare-earth element samarium to piezoelectric crystals can dramatically improve their performance. In their ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption

Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Making synthetic polymers inside cells

Intracellular polymerization could lead to long-lasting fluorescent cell-tracking probes

3 hours ago from CandEN

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Triplet superconductivity demonstrated under high pressure

Researchers in France and Japan have demonstrated a theoretical type of unconventional superconductivity in a uranium-based material, according to a study published in the journal Physical Review ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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New method enables quantum simulations on larger systems

Through randomly selected measurements, Austrian physicists can now determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it suddenly de-magnetizes. Imagine the magnet on your refrigerator falling off.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine

A team at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University has determined the optical parameters of cellulose molecules with unprecedented precision. They found that cellulose's ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Focus: VideoTunable Origami

Author(s): David EhrensteinA folding pattern produces a metamaterial with properties that can be tuned over a wide range.[Physics 12, 44] Published Fri Apr 19, 2019

Fri 19 Apr 19 from APS Physics

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Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work

Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers use 3-D printer to print glass

For the first time, researchers have successfully 3-D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at mid-infrared wavelengths. The ability to 3-D ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from TechXplore

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