Physics

Physicists create new class of 2d artificial materials

Physicists create new class of 2D artificial materials

In 1965, a renowned Princeton University physicist theorized that ferroelectric metals could conduct electricity despite not existing in nature. For decades, scientists thought it would...
Scientists develop new process for assembling semiconductor devices

Scientists develop new process for assembling semiconductor devices

New technique could improve electronics’ energy efficiency by removing the microscopic flaws usually formed during manufacturing UCLA scientists and engineers have developed a new process...
A laser that can smell like a hound

A laser that can smell like a hound

Researchers have created a laser that can “smell” different gases within a sample. Applications for the new device lie not just in environmental monitoring and...
Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

Spooky quantum particle pairs fly like weird curveballs

Curvy baseball pitches have surprising things in common with quantum particles described in a new physics study, though the latter fly much more weirdly. In...
Scientists create new silicon laser to amplify light with sound waves

Scientists create new silicon laser to amplify light with sound waves

Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sound waves to amplify light. A study about the discovery appears in the...
New breakthrough paves the way for smaller transistors

New breakthrough paves the way for smaller transistors

Quantum interference may be key to smaller insulators Ever shrinking transistors are the key to faster and more efficient computer processing. Since the 1970s, advancements in...
Designing materials with exotic electrical properties could enable quantum computing

Designing materials with exotic electrical properties could enable quantum computing

Topological randomness may be the answer for lossless electronics and making the nuts and bolts of quantum computers. Complete randomness in the structures of superconductors...
Supercomputer Titan helps scientists solve a next-generation physics problem

Supercomputer Titan helps scientists solve a next-generation physics problem

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and...
Supercomputers provide new window into the life and death of a neutron

Supercomputers provide new window into the life and death of a neutron

Experiments that measure the lifetime of neutrons reveal a perplexing and unresolved discrepancy. While this lifetime has been measured to a precision within 1 percent...
New two-dimensional material for high-speed electronics

New two-dimensional material for high-speed electronics

Purdue researchers have discovered a new two-dimensional material, derived from the rare element tellurium, to make transistors that carry a current better throughout a...