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Researchers use silicon nanoparticles to visualize the coalescence of quantized vortices that occur in superfluid helium

Scientists from the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University have shown how silicon nanoparticles can become trapped inside the vortices that form...

Scientists develop a powerful family of 2D materials

Tulane University School of Science and Engineering scientists have developed a new family of two-dimensional materials. This new innovation has promising applications which includes...

A biological motor that consumes chiral fuel drives rotation in one direction around a single covalent bond

University of Manchester scientists have created a molecular motor that consumes chiral fuel to drive rotation around a single covalent bond. The study was...

Simulating the attraction of zwitterionic ‘Janus Particles’

The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and The Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo scientists have used a new...

Researchers discover new magnetic phenomenon with industrial potential

Probing the world of the very small is a wonderland for physicists. At this nanoscale, materials as thin as 100 atoms are studied and...

Nanomagnet arrays can order themselves by increasing entropy, without violating thermodynamics laws

Extremely small arrays of magnets with strange and unusual properties can order themselves by increasing entropy. The tendency of physical systems to disorder which...

A pathway to high-quality ZnSe quantum wires

One-dimensional semiconductor nanowires with strong quantum confinement effect re of great interest for applications in advanced optoelectronics and photochemical conversions. Beyond the state-of-the-art Cd-containing...

In a sea of magic angles, ‘twistons’ keep electrons flowing through three layers of graphene

In the quantum materials community, the discovery of superconductivity in two ever-so-slightly twisted layers of graphene made waves a few years ago. Scientists had...

Reducing nitroarenes to amines without need for extreme conditions or toxic reagent production

Scientists have developed a way to reduce nitroarenes to amines. It does not produce toxic reagents and does not involve extreme conditions. The study...

Arrays of metallic nanoparticles can form an optical cavity tunable by liquid crystals

The manuscript "Electric tuning and switching of the resonant response of nanoparticle arrays with liquid crystals" by Erik van Heijst and co-workers has been...

Scientists build a silicon quantum computer chip atom by atom

University of Melbourne researchers have found a technique for embedding single atoms in a silicon wafer one-by-one. The new technology has the potential to...

Magnetic ‘hedgehogs’ could store big data in a small space

Researchers found out an atomic-scale magnetic pattern that looks like hedgehog spikes can provide hard disks with much larger capabilities than it has today....

The surprising mystery behind the formation of soot

After global methane and carbon dioxide emission, soot is one of the worst contributors to climate change. Soot particles absorb solar radiation and heats...