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Researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity

Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.

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Electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temperature

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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Novel microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for ...

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Researchers generate tunable photon-pair spectrum using a room-temperature quantum optics silicon chip

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon—one of the most widely used ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from

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NIST Sensor May Help Sidestep Problems in Calibrating AFMs

Spotting molecule-sized features—common in computer circuits and nanoscale devices—may become both easier and more accurate with a sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from AZoNano

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2-D Material Could Lead the Way to "Valleytronics"

Researchers demonstrate light can be used in place of magnetic fields to induce a shift in electrons

Tue 16 Dec 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances

MIT researchers have discovered a new mathematical relationship—between material thickness, temperature, and electrical resistance—that appears to hold in all superconductors. They describe ...

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Lead islands in a sea of graphene magnetize the material of the future

Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital ...

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Imec demonstrates broadband graphene optical modulator on silicon

At this week's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2014), nanoelectronics research center imec and its associated lab at Ghent University have demonstrated the industry's first ...

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