Nanophysics News


Origami doughnut squashes up to protect what's inside

The folds on this paper ring are precision-made by a laser so that when it's compressed, the hole at its centre stays the same size and protects its contents

14 hours ago from Newscientist

Other sources: Newscientist show all (2) »

Breakthrough in nonlinear optics research

A method to selectively enhance or inhibit optical nonlinearities in a chip-scale device has been developed by scientists, led by the University of Sydney. The researchers from the Centre for ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, AZoNano, R&D Mag show all (4) »

A new way to control information by mixing light and sound

For once, slower is better in a new piece of technology.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org show all (2) »

Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires

Scientific debate has been hot lately about whether microbial nanowires, the specialized electrical pili of the mud-dwelling anaerobic bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens, truly possess metallic-like ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, AZoNano, Science Blog, ScienceDaily, R&D Mag show all (6) »

New technology could improve night vision, thermal imaging

Engineers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created semiconductor technology that could make night vision and thermal imaging affordable for everyday use.

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, R&D Mag, e! Science News, Eurekalert, ScienceDaily show all (6) »

Electrons moving along defined snake states

Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path. This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide ...

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, AZoNano, ScienceDaily show all (4) »

Black Phosphorous Demonstrates Potential in High-Speed Data Communication

2-D material offers performance of germanium-based devices with easier production methods

15 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

Other sources: IEEE Spectrum, Phys.org, R&D Mag, Newswise show all (5) »

The rub with friction: Researchers uncover new rules of friction at microscopic level

Here's the rub with friction—scientists don't really know how it works. Sure, humans have been harnessing the power of friction since rubbing two sticks together to build the first fire, but ...

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, ScienceDaily show all (3) »

Important step towards quantum computing: Metals at atomic scale

German scientists from RWTH Aachen, Research Center Jülich, TU Dresden and of the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden report that the current flow on the surface ...

Mon 2 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, SpaceDaily, ScienceDaily show all (4) »

Manipulation of light through tiny technology could lead to big benefits for everything from TVs to microscopes

What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less ...

Mon 2 Mar 15 from Phys.org

Other sources: Phys.org, AZoNano show all (3) »