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  1. Scientists Observe How Acoustic Interactions Change Materials At The Atomic Level

    When exposed to stress and strain, materials can display a wide range of different properties. By using sound waves, scientists have begun to explore fundamental stress behaviors in a crystalline material that could form the basis for quantum information technologies.

  2. 2000 Atoms In Two Places At Once

    The quantum superposition principle has been tested on a scale as never before in a new study by scientists at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Basel. Hot, complex molecules composed of nearly two thousand atoms were brought into a quantum superposition and made to interfere.

  3. ‘Valley States’ In This Super-Thin Material Could Potentially Be Used For Quantum Computing

    New research on two-dimensional tungsten disulfide (WS2) could open the door to advances in quantum computing.

  4. Solar Cells With New Interfaces: Innovative Two-Dimensional Materials Increase The Efficiency

    Scientists from NUST MISIS (Russia) and University of Rome Tor Vergata found out that a microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell, increasing the final efficiency above 20%.

  5. Utrecht Physicists Take New Step Towards Realisation Of Qubits For Quantum Computers

    A group of physicists in Utrecht, San Sebastián and Pennsylvania created a new artificial molecule, which is insulating inside but has electronic states localised in its corners. These states have zero energy, and for this reason are resilient to defects in the molecule and might be used as qubits in quantum computers.

  6. Ferroelectricity Improves Perovskite Solar Cells

    Silicon is considered the top dog among solar cell technologies. However, metal-organic perovskite solar cells quickly caught up and also achieved efficiencies of 25 percent in the laboratory, thanks in part to research by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

  7. Saving Lives Faster: Monash Develops World-First Laser Incubator For Blood

    Researchers from BioPRIA, based at Australia’s Monash University, together with industry partner Haemokinesis, have developed the world's first blood incubator using laser technology. This could prevent fatal blood transfusions in critically ill patients, and can detect antibodies in pregnant women that can kill a foetus.

  8. Bridge Between Quantum Mechanics And General Relativity Still Possible

    Quantum mechanics and the general theory of relativity form the bedrock of the current understanding of physics - yet the two theories don't seem to work together. Physical phenomena rely on relationship of motion between the observed and the observer.

  9. New Method For The Measurement Of Nano-Structured Light Fields

    Structured laser light has already opened up various different applications: it allows for precise material machining, trapping, manipulating or defined movement of small particles or cell compartments, as well as increasing the bandwidth for next-generation intelligent computing.

  10. New HD Format Expands The ImageIR® Series

    InfraTec Presents the Next High-end Infrared Camera for the Mid Infrared Range with the ImageIR® 9500. The special feature of the ImageIR® 9500 is clearly its cooled FPA photon detector. This is based on highly sensitive mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) and has a 16:9 HD format with (1,280 x 720) IR pixels. Due to its high native geometrical resolution, smallest structures on large-scale objects can be analysed in detail. The combination with a high-performance microscopic lens enables the display of structures of up to 1.5 μm in size. Users save valuable time by reducing the number of required single recordings while avoiding geometrical measurement errors.