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Three magnetic states for each hole



Dresden, Germany (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for Computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports". Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientis ... read more

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1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips
The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successo ... more
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Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle
Scientists used one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type of 23,000 atoms in an extremely small particle made of iron and platinum. Th ... more
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NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms
Sometimes old-school methods provide the best ways of studying cutting-edge tech and its effects on the modern world. Giving a 65-year-old laboratory technique a new role, researchers at the Nationa ... more
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Nanocavity and atomically thin materials advance tech for chip-scale light sources
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Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As ... more
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New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology
Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on ... more
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Creating atomic scale nanoribbons
Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more ... more
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New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires
A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures. That could open the door for a b ... more
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Lighting up ultrathin films
Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a method for rapid and efficient character ... more
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Zeroing in on the true nature of fluids within nanocapillaries
Shrinking the investigation of objects down to the nanometer scale often reveals new properties of matter that have no equivalent for their bulk analysis. This phenomenon is motivating many current ... more


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The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The laser works at len ... more
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Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures
Building nanomaterials with features spanning just billionths of a meter requires extraordinary precision. Scaling up that construction while increasing complexity presents a significant hurdle to t ... more
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Going green with nanotechnology
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Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared
Duke University researchers believe they have overcome a longstanding hurdle to producing cheaper, more robust ways to print and image across a range of colors extending into the infrared. As any ma ... more

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1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips
The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) now have created a light source t ... more
Three magnetic states for each hole

Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms

Army Reserve units getting CROWS gun turrets
Manned gun turrets on some U.S. Army Reserve Humvees are being replaced with common remotely operated weapon stations, the U.S. Army reports. The first units to receive the CROWS in fiscal year 2017 will be military police and chemical companies. The Army said that 27 company-sized Reserve units will eventually receive the weapons stations under a $39 million program. "Eve ... more
U.S. Army spotlights innovative ZH2 vehicle

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1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips
The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) now have created a light source t ... more
Three magnetic states for each hole

Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms

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An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. This huge leap forward towards creating a universal quantum computer is published in the influential journal Science Advances (1). It has long been known that such a computer would revolutionise indust ... more
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