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Researchers produce 2-D sheets of tin atoms

The merits of graphene, a 2-D sheet of carbon atoms, are well established. In its wake have followed a host of post-graphene materialsŚstructural analogues of graphene made of elements such ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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DNA-doped "superlattices" could make for color-changing, cloaking materials

Researchers have developed a new technique for making metamaterials with nanoscale structures that can be tuned with strange optical properties. Using gold nanoparticles attached to ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Team takes a deep look at memristors

In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Imaging system allows entire eye to be examined with one instrument

Eye exams may be getting quicker and easier, plus ophthalmologists may be able to save money on equipment, thanks to a new instrument developed by scientists in Poland and Spain. Unlike ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Atomically resolving images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission electron microscopy

Staff members at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have devised a methodology for the procurement of atomically resolved images of beam-sensitive materials using transmission ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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The world's first all-silicon laser

Integrated silicon photonics incorporates microelectronics and optoelectronics, a combination expected to revolutionize a variety of fields such as communication, sensing, lighting, displays, ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Smart windows channel magnetic fluids to shade and heat rooms

Our future selves might look back and wonder how we ever handled having just plain old glass in our windows. Curtains or blinds might get the flick in favor of a variety of smart windows ...

Tue 16 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Building blocks to create metamaterials

Engineers at Caltech and ETH ZŘrich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Research team determines how electron spins interact with crystal lattice in nickel oxide

Researchers at UC Riverside used an unconventional approach to determine the strength of the electron spin interactions with the optical phonons in antiferromagnetic nickel oxide (NiO) crystals.

Tue 16 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Building molecular wires, one atom at a time

Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking miniaturization ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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