Latest Topological insulator Stories

Physics Mystery Shows Path To Quantum Transistors
2014-12-08 03:29:02

An odd, iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum computers and other next-generation electronics.

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2014-09-24 03:00:48

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don’t overheat.

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.

2014-02-07 12:44:41

Topological insulators — materials whose surfaces can freely conduct electrons even though their interiors are electrical insulators — have been of great interest to physicists in recent years because of unusual properties that may provide insights into quantum physics.

Researchers Find New Form Of Quantum Matter
2014-01-17 14:24:26

The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon – promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact hard drives.

2-D Tin Could Be The Next Super Material
2013-11-21 14:32:00

Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature

Living On The Edge
2013-10-21 12:28:24

Topology -- the understanding of how things are connected -- remains abstract, even with the popular example of doughnuts and coffee cups.

2013-10-15 20:40:42

Imagine if the "information superhighway" had HOV lanes so that data could be stored, processed and disseminated many times faster than possible with today's electronics.

Surprising Control Over Photoelectrons From A Topological Insulator
2013-03-13 15:22:44

Berkeley Lab scientists discover how a photon beam can flip the spin polarization of electrons emitted from an exciting new material

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