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Consider The Anticrystal

Consider The ‘Anticrystal’

University of Pennsylvania For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and...

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2014-07-09 11:45:12

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside chemists' work on 'singlet fission' can increase solar cell efficiency by as much as 30 percent A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice—an honor only a handful of research papers receive. The perspective reviews the chemists' work on "singlet fission," a process in which a single photon generates a pair of...

Superconductor World Record Has Been Broken
2014-06-27 03:49:51

University of Cambridge A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material that is normally as brittle as fine china. The Cambridge researchers managed to 'trap' a magnetic field with a strength of 17.6 Tesla - roughly 100 times stronger than the field generated by a typical fridge magnet - in a high temperature gadolinium...

Janus Capsules Easily And Affordably Produced For First Time
2014-06-27 13:12:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Representing both beginnings and endings, the Roman god Janus is signified by a figure that is a double-faced head, each looking in opposite directions. This myth of duality caused ancient Romans to worship at the altar of Janus when seeds were planted and later when it was time to harvest. As the god of gates and doors, Janus was also revered as a sign of transition between primitive life and civilization, country living and city...

2014-06-25 08:24:42

DUBLIN, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6pbpzk/gallium_nitride) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Gallium Nitride (GaN) Semiconductor Devices (Discrete & IC) and Substrate Wafer Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report concerning the GaN device and wafer market identifies the entire market and all its sub-segments...

2014-06-24 09:39:28

University of Washington Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function. University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract, such as the lungs, heart and arteries. These findings are the first that clearly track this phenomenon, called ferroelectricity,...

2014-06-19 08:22:46

SAN MARCOS, Texas, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) today announced the shipment of 20 grams of quantum dots to a major Asia-based global company. Quantum Materials accomplished the manufacture in a portion of the first week after installation and commissioning runs of the Company's new automated production system. The precision afforded by automating production allows Quantum Materials to produce high performance tetrapod quantum dots and other...

supercooled water droplet
2014-06-19 05:49:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that it covers more than two-thirds of the planet’s surface, and that US households can use as much as 100 gallons of it per day, there are still mysteries to be uncovered about water – as evidenced by a pair of studies published in the June 18 edition of the journal Nature. In the first paper, researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory completed the first-ever...

New State of Matter Predicted By MIPT-based Researcher
2014-06-18 03:34:00

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in a previously unknown state – in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid, which cannot be described within the framework of existing models. Details are contained in Rozhkov’s article in the journal Physical Review Letters, and are also...

2014-06-10 16:24:30

First Application of Microscopy Technique Called X-PEEM to Study Electrically Anomalous Regions Called Domain Walls in Materials Used in Solar Panels, Sensors, Computer Memory, and More WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with unusual properties - such as lines of electrical...

2014-06-10 12:24:20

A team of Canadian-Bulgarian researchers has developed a promising novel approach for magnetic cooling that's far more efficient and "greener" than today's standard fluid-compression form of refrigeration. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Magnetic cooling is a promising new refrigeration technology boasting several advantages - ranging from lower energy consumption to eliminating the use of hazardous fluids - that combine to make it a much more environmentally...


Latest Condensed matter physics Reference Libraries

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...

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2005-09-09 07:46:52

The Water strider, (also known as: Skater, Pond Skater, Jesus Bug, Water Skeeter, water scooter, water skater, and Skimmer) is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae that rely on the surface tension of water to walk on top of it. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters and can move very quickly (up to 1 m/s) over the surface of water. Aquarius remigis (formerly known as Gerris remigis) is one of the species in Gerridae known as...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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