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2014-05-22 12:23:35

LONDON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/misc_energy_utilities/global_superconducting_magnetic_energy_storage_smes_systems_industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems in US$ Thousand. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US,...

Turning Light Into Matter: Scientists Say 80-Year-Old Theory Is Provable
2014-05-19 08:30:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online First theorized in 1934 by a pair of scientists – Gregory Breit and John Wheeler – turning light into matter was deemed a fantastical and equally impossible feat. By smashing two photons together at a high rate of speed, the scientists hypothesized that it could create an electron and a positron. An occurrence of such magnitude was deemed extremely rare and difficult to reproduce. So rare that it has never been observed in any...

2014-05-09 12:24:40

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Magnetic devices like hard drives, magnetic random access memories (MRAMs), molecular magnets, and quantum computers depend on the manipulation of magnetic properties. In an atom, magnetism arises from the spin and orbital momentum of its electrons. 'Magnetic anisotropy' describes how an atom's magnetic properties depend on the orientation of the electrons' orbits relative to the structure of a material. It also provides directionality and...

2014-05-09 12:09:38

DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory Findings unequivocally link 2 'personality' changes of electrons at critical point Scientists seeking to understand the intricacies of high-temperature superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to carry electrical current with no energy loss—have been particularly puzzled by a mysterious phase that emerges as charge carriers are added that appears to compete with superconductivity. It's also been a mystery why, within this "pseudogap"...

Scientists Explore Ways To Synchronize Magnetic Spins For More Powerful Nanoscale Electronic Devices
2014-04-30 03:07:24

Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics. Their latest work, published in Nature Communications, shows that stacked nanoscale magnetic vortices separated by an extremely thin layer of copper can be driven to operate in unison, potentially producing a powerful...

2014-04-22 12:35:51

FREMONT, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Technology, Inc., a developer of disruptive memory technology and enterprise solid state storage solutions, today announced it has been awarded or granted key patents for its non-volatile spin torque transfer magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) technology in areas of Perpendicular STT-MRAM and MRAM Integration and Manufacturing. These patents bolster the game-changing advances of Avalanche's intellectual property portfolio...

2014-04-18 16:16:58

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders. The size of the impurities determines whether they help or hinder the material’s performance. At issue is a superconductive material called bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide (Bi2212). A superconductor is a material that can carry...

exciton
2014-04-17 05:41:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time. According to the MIT and City University of New York (CUNY) scientists behind the research, being able to image the motions of the excitons directly could result in significant...

2014-04-09 12:35:41

IBM physicist and pioneer in his field, Dr. Stuart Parkin, honored for inventing the "spin-valve" in 1989 -- found in nearly every hard drive sold today SAN JOSE, Calif. and HELSINKI, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that researcher and IBM Fellow, Dr. Stuart Parkin, is the winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize, awarded every two years by the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation aimed at supporting scientific...

2014-04-08 12:22:47

Spintronics-Based Technology, Described in Journal of Applied Physics, May Replace Volatile Memory And Enable Extremely Energy-Efficient, Hand-Cranked Or Solar-Powered Devices WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a research team in Japan gets its wish, "normally off" computers may one day soon be replacing present computers in a move that would both eliminate volatile memory, which requires power to maintain stored data, and reduce the gigantic energy losses...


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