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Scientists Record Electron's Quantum Behavior
2014-08-18 03:07:24

By Jane Marie Andrew, University of Chicago A University of Chicago-led team of researchers has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light, both to control the defect’s entire quantum state and observe how that single electron state changes over time. The work appears in this week’s online Science Express and will be published in print...

2014-08-06 12:32:30

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Technology, Inc., a developer of ultra-high performance enterprise solid state storage, today announced it has been awarded and or granted additional key patents for its non-volatile spin torque transfer magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) technology in areas of memory management, Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction (pMTJ) STT-MRAM, and MRAM Integration and Manufacturing. These new patents further strengthen the...

2014-08-04 08:53:48

Technische Universitaet Muenchen Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue Below a specific transition temperature superconductors transmit electrical current nearly loss-free. For the best of the so-called high-temperature superconductors, this temperature lies around -180 °C – a temperature that can be achieved by cooling with liquid nitrogen. The location of atomic nuclei and binding electrons in a material is determined by its crystal...

2014-07-30 10:20:52

University of Illinois at Chicago Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss. The research, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a collaboration between theoretical physicists led by Dirk Morr, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and experimentalists led by...

New Light Shed On Fundamental Ultrafast Dynamics
2014-07-21 03:35:43

Kansas State University Ultrafast X-ray laser research led by Kansas State University has provided scientists with a snapshot of a fundamental molecular phenomenon. The finding sheds new light on microscopic electron motion in molecules. Artem Rudenko, assistant professor of physics and a member of the university's James R. Macdonald Laboratory; Daniel Rolles, currently a junior research group leader at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany, who will be joining the...

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...

Laser-like Beams That Use 250x Less Power
2014-06-06 03:56:27

By Nicole Casal Moore, University of Michigan With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made what's believed to be the first polariton laser that is fueled by electrical current as opposed to light, and also works at room temperature, rather than way below zero. Those attributes make the...

2014-06-05 16:22:19

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Nanomagnetics: Materials, Devices and Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/scientific_technical_instruments/nanomagnetics_materials_devices_markets.html STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESIn 2007, the Nobel Prize Committee stated that, "Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) can be considered one of the first real applications of the promising field of nanotechnology." Nanomagnetic materials...

2014-06-02 08:35:15

MDT Delivers Advanced TMR Sensors as Alternatives to Hall Effect Sensors with High Performance and Ultra-Low Power NUREMBURG, Germany and ZHANGJIAGANG, China, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At SENSOR+TEST 2014, MultiDimension Technology (MDT) will showcase its lineup of advanced Tunneling Magnetoresistive sensors (TMR sensors), including the recently announced Z-Axis TMR sensors that are compatible with Hall Effect sensors in the sensing direction with the unique advantages of TMR sensors....

2014-05-23 23:02:49

Particle Measuring Systems announces release of the world’s most sensitive liquid optical particle counter. Ultra DI-20 provides real-time continuous monitoring of yield impacting particles at or below International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS) critical particle sizes. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Particle Measuring Systems announces the release of Ultra DI-20, its latest product for ultra-pure water quality assurance in Semiconductor and related industries....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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