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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.

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,

2014-04-07 16:12:11

A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them.

Diamonds Help Speed Up Spintronics
2014-03-26 04:49:49

Researchers from Ohio State University have demonstrated for the first time that information can flow through a diamond wire.

Bi2Se3 grain
2014-03-24 11:39:10

Research into a recently discovered class of materials shows they have the necessary characteristics to develop ultra-energy efficient electronics. Topological insulators (TI) are three-dimensional materials that conduct electricity on their surfaces, while the interior insulates.

Researchers Demonstrate New Principle For Magnetic Recording
2014-03-04 11:08:33

The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals.

Researchers Have Created A Stable Two-dimensional Electron Gas In Strontium Titanate
2014-03-04 08:12:15

An important breakthrough has now been achieved at the Vienna University of Technology: a two dimensional electron gas was created in strontium titanate. In a thin layer just below the surface electrons can move freely and occupy different quantum states.

Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' In Semiconductor
2014-02-27 14:31:14

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.

Ion Beams Used To Create New Kinds Of Valves For Use In Spintronics
2014-02-19 10:26:38

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have tested a new approach to fabricating spin valves. Using ion beams, the researchers have succeeded in structuring an iron aluminium alloy in such a way as to subdivide the material into individually magnetizable regions at the nanometer scale.

Scientists Find New Path To Loss-Free Electricity
2014-02-14 12:49:57

Brookhaven Lab researchers captured the distribution of multiple orbital electrons to help explain the emergence of superconductivity in iron-based materials


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.