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Atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers

November 28, 2019

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows.…
The Secret Behind Crystals that Shrink when Heated

November 4, 2019

Discovery yields new quantitative description of unusual behavior relevant to materials used in electronics, medicine, telecommunications, and more…
Physicists use light flashes to discover, control new quantum states of matter

August 21, 2019

Jigang Wang can break his research goals into just a few words: “To discover and control quantum states…
Cracking research

August 8, 2019

For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the way ceramic materials fracture on the atomic…
A sharper focus: New computational technique resolves compressed X-ray data

July 21, 2019

Argonne develops novel method to more clearly see complex materials physics in difficult-to-access environments. With the right tools,…
‘Molecular movie’ captures chemical reaction on atomic scale

July 9, 2018

A team of physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Stanford University and Europe has captured the clearest glimpse…
For first time ever, X-ray imaging captures material defect process

January 18, 2017

From blacksmiths forging iron to artisans blowing glass, humans have for centuries been changing the properties of materials…
Scientists Find Surprising Magnetic Excitations in a Metallic Compound

June 8, 2016

Some three-dimensional materials can exhibit exotic properties that only exist in “lower” dimensions. For example, in one-dimensional chains…
Microscopes and Biomolecules in the Toy Box

October 8, 2015

Ana-Carolina Zeri of Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory  will give a talk, “Microscopes and Biomolecules in the Toy Box,”…
Study explains why materials changes as size decreases

May 14, 2015

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure…
From the bottom up: Manipulating nanoribbons at the molecular level

January 13, 2015

Narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons exhibit extraordinary properties that make them important candidates for future nanoelectronic technologies.…
Understanding graphene’s electrical properties on an atomic level

July 18, 2014

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as…
The new atomic age: Building smaller, greener electronics

July 8, 2014

UAlberta research team developing atom-scale, ultra-low-power computing devices to replace transistor circuits. The digital age has resulted in…
Update: New Microscopy Technique Improves Imaging at the Atomic Scale

January 27, 2014

When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or…
New microscopy technique improves imaging at the atomic scale

January 24, 2014

When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or…
Scientists Line Up Unruly Gas Molecules for X-rays

December 20, 2013

A study with SLAC’s X-ray laser is a key step toward producing movies that show how a single…
Researchers discover breakthrough technique that could make electronics smaller and better

September 4, 2013

In a breakthrough study to improve the manufacturing of optical and electronic devices, University of Minnesota researchers introduced…
New technique allows closer study of how radiation damages materials

August 7, 2013

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has developed a technique that provides real-time images…
Engineering at the atomic scale

August 2, 2013

Brian Shoemaker is helping a national team of scientists answer a million dollar question. Could a substance that…
Watching catalysts at work – at the atomic scale

July 30, 2013

Innovative combination of methods at HZB leads to fundamental insights in catalyst research Developing materials with novel catalytic…
Nano-thermometer enables first atomic-scale heat transfer measurements

June 13, 2013

In findings that could help overcome a major technological hurdle in the road toward smaller and more powerful…
Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives

May 21, 2013

Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets,…
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