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Measuring State Of The Art Beams In Table Top Accelerator
2012-10-25 09:00:23

Studies by Berkeley Lab scientists of electron beam quality in laser plasma accelerators include novel tests for slice-energy spread Part Two: Slicing through the electron beam Wim Leemans of Berkeley Lab´s Accelerator and Fusion Research Division heads LOASIS, the Laser and Optical Accelerator Systems Integrated Studies, an oasis indeed for students pursuing graduate studies in laser plasma acceleration (LPA). Among the most promising applications of future table-top accelerators...

2012-10-24 12:03:55

University of California, Davis, researchers for the first time have looked inside gallium manganese arsenide, a type of material known as a "dilute magnetic semiconductor" that could open up an entirely new class of faster, smaller devices based on an emerging field known as “spintronics.” Materials of this type might be used to read and write digital information not by using the electron´s charge, as is the case with today´s electronic devices, but by using its...

The Road To Spintronics Advances
2012-10-15 13:23:39

Spintronic technology, in which data is processed on the basis of electron “spin” rather than charge, promises to revolutionize the computing industry with smaller, faster and more energy efficient data storage and processing. Materials drawing a lot of attention for spintronic applications are dilute magnetic semiconductors — normal semiconductors to which a small amount of magnetic atoms is added to make them ferromagnetic. Understanding the source of ferromagnetism in...

2012-10-09 21:55:27

If quantum computers are ever going to perform all those expected feats of code-breaking and number crunching, then their component qubits---tiny ephemeral quantum cells held in a superposition of internal states---will have to be protected from intervention by the outside world. In other words, decoherence, the loss of the qubits´ quantum integrity, has to be postponed. Now theoretical physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the University of Maryland have done an important...

Landau Level Wave Functions Revealed
2012-10-02 04:23:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time since Nobel Prize winner Lev Landau conceived the theoretical existence of quantum levels that determine electron behavior in strong magnetic fields, scientists have directly imaged the phenomenon. The research team, which included scientists from the University of Warwick and Tohoku University, used scanning tunneling spectroscopy — a spatially resolved probe that interacts directly with the electrons...

Physicists Make Perpetual Clock With 4 Dimensional Crystals
2012-09-25 11:27:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Theoretical Physics made a huge leap from concept to reality yesterday thanks to collaboration between an international team of scientists and researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The team has proposed the experimental design of a space-time crystal that is based on an electric-field ion trap and the Coulomb repulsion of particles that carry...

3D Electrons Viewed At High Speed
2012-09-18 13:57:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers at MIT are trying to unlock the mysteries of a promising material for future electronic devices. Scientists have managed to create three-dimensional "movies" of electron behavior in a topological insulator (TI), which were first discovered a few years ago. TIs are considered to hold great promise for new kinds of electronic devices, and having a better understanding of the unusual behavior within the material...

2012-09-04 23:20:23

Might it one day be possible to transmit electricity from an offshore wind turbine to land-based users without any loss of current? Materials known as "high temperature" superconductors (even though they must be maintained at -140°C!), which can conduct electricity without any losses, were supposed to make this dream a reality. But over the past twenty-five years, scientists have not been able to make any progress in this area. Research being done in EPFL's Laboratory for Quantum...

A High-Speed Digital Storage Called Spintronics
2012-08-29 14:54:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next generation of high-speed digital devices might be just a spin away. Every generation of digital electronics is smaller than the one before. Miniaturization is the way of the world, with each successive round of circuitry requiring less space and energy to perform the same tasks. No matter how small or how fast they get, today's digital technology has a functional limit. Magnetically stored digital information becomes...

2012-08-20 15:34:27

Realization of a new type of magnetic phase in devices opens the door to electronics based on topologically non-trivial materials A team of researchers at RIKEN and the University of Tokyo has demonstrated a new material that promises to eliminate loss in electrical power transmission. The surprise is that their methodology for solving this classic energy problem is based upon the first realization of a highly exotic type of magnetic semiconductor first theorized less than a decade ago - a...


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