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2011-04-20 11:57:57

A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found a way to make an "optical battery," said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics. In the process, they overturned a century-old tenet of physics. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not...

2011-04-13 21:47:21

A newly discovered magnetic phenomenon could accelerate data storage by several orders of magnitude. With a constantly growing flood of information, we are being inundated with increasing quantities of data, which we in turn want to process faster than ever. Oddly, the physical limit to the recording speed of magnetic storage media has remained largely unresearched. In experiments performed on the particle accelerator BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Dutch researchers have now achieved...

2011-03-09 18:22:48

Tomorrow's nonvolatile memory devices "“ computer memory that can retain stored information even when not powered "“ will profoundly change electronics, and Cornell University researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and optimizing their performance. Using a very fast oscilloscope, researchers led by Dan Ralph, the Horace White Professor of Physics, and Robert Buhrman, the J.E. Sweet Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics, have figured out how to quantify the...

2011-03-04 10:14:00

CHICAGO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oxford Instruments patents will be auctioned off at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction on March 31, 2011 in New York City. Oxford Instruments has determined that these patents are not strategic for its ongoing business. The lots include: a concept for the use of magnetic particles for targeted cancer treatment, advanced sterilization techniques, an advanced imaging system, and an advanced microbolometer. These patents from Oxford...

2010-12-23 17:21:56

Nuclear magnetic moment provides a highly sensitive probe into the single-particle structure and serves as a stringent test of nuclear models. In recent decades, the facilities with radioactive ion beam models to study nuclear magnetic moments make it possible to measure the magnetic moments of neutron-rich and proton-rich nuclei with high precision. On the theoretical side, many nuclear structure models, including advanced shell models, and self-consistent mean-field theories, have succeeded...

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2010-12-17 10:18:49

With the help of neutrons, TUM physicists discover new ways to save data One of the requirements to keep trends in computer technology on track "“ to be ever faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient "“ is faster writing and processing of data. In the Dec. 17 issue of the journal Science, physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the Universitaet zu Koeln report results that could point the way to a solution. TUM physicists set a lattice of magnetic vortices in...

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2010-11-23 14:00:00

So far, it has only been possible to image magnetic domains in 2 dimensions. Now, for the first time, Scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have managed to create 3-dimensional images of these domains deep within magnetic materials Every magnetic material is divided into such magnetic domains. Scientists call them "Weiss domains" after physicist Pierre-Ernest Weiss, who predicted their existence theoretically more than a hundred years ago. In 1907, he recognized that the magnetic moments of...

2010-08-09 14:31:46

PTB physicists want to improve tumour therapy by heat treatment in cooperation with biomedical physicians from Jena Those who have to fight a powerful enemy must look for allies. This is why physicists from different scientific fields have decided to cooperate with biomedical physicians in order to place the fight against cancer through heat treatment by means of magnetic nanoparticles on a solid, scientific basis. It is the objective of the cooperation to improve the success of the therapy....

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2010-05-28 07:29:50

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stumbled upon another one. But once its implications are understood, their discovery* may give nanotechnologists a new and useful tool. The nanoparticles in question are spheres of magnetite so tiny that a few thousand of them lined up would stretch a hair's width, and they have potential uses both as the basis of better data storage...

2010-05-10 12:32:00

ERIE, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eriez® introduced the remarkable, state-of-the-art, unbelievably powerful P-REX Scrap Drum at the 2010 Scrap Recycling Industry Expo. "The unbeatable separation capabilities P-REX offers will bring more profits to your scrap recycling operation," says Tim Shuttleworth, Eriez President and CEO. "P-REX enables better meatball recovery than ever before thought possible." Engineering breakthroughs give P-REX the advantage in critical...