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New tabletop instrument tests electron mobility for next-generation electronics

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, with facilities in Florida and New Mexico, offers scientists access to enormous machines that create record-setting magnetic fields. The strong magnetic ...

Tue 24 May 16 from

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Closing in on the elusive rotational-vibrational CH5+ spectra

Protonated methane, a.k.a. CH5+, is a highly unusual molecule that scientists and astronomers suspect may be found within the interstellar medium where stars and planets are formed.

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Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide

For nearly 60 years, scientists have been trying to determine how manganese oxide (MnO) achieves its long-range magnetic order of alternating up and down electron spins. Now, a team of scientists ...

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'Magnetic-charge ice' slides into view

Frustrated material could lead to better computer memories.

Thu 26 May 16 from Nanotechweb

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Speedy terahertz-based system could detect explosives

Terahertz spectroscopy, which uses the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light, is a promising security technology because it can extract the spectroscopic "fingerprints" ...

Mon 23 May 16 from

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1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction

Prize awarded for the discovery of non-radioactive isotopes expected to sell for 200,000

Tue 24 May 16 from Chemistry World

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Team creates new method to control quantum systems

Dartmouth College researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum systems.

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Attosecond physics: A switch for light-wave electronics

Light waves could in principle be used to drive future transistors. Since the electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, i.e. at petahertz ...

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Scientists explain how the giant magnetoelectric effect occurs in bismuth ferrite

A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), and the Prokhorov General Physics Institute ...

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Computing a secret, unbreakable key

What once took months by some of the world's leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo's Institute for ...

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