A flash of light can temporarily alter the structure of graphite. Researchers found that - for a brief moment at least - exposure to light changes the chemical bonding in graphite to a form reminiscent of diamond.
A University of Utah study is shedding light on an important, unsolved physics problem: the relationship between chaos theory - which is based on 300-year-old Newtonian physics - and the modern theory of quantum mechanics.
Physicists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have demonstrated a powerful new technique that reveals hidden properties of ultracold atomic gases.
Researchers in New York are reporting development of the world's thinnest balloon, made of a single layer of graphite just one atom thick. This so-called graphene sealed microchamber is impermeable to even the tiniest airborne molecules, including helium.
Instead of using a flat microchip as the light sensor for their new camera, a team of engineers has developed a sensor that is a flexible mesh of wire-connected pixels. The mesh is made from many of the same materials as a standard digital-camera sensor, but has the unique ability to conform to convoluted, irregular surfaces.
'Ye canna change the laws of physics!' Scotty warned Captain Kirk on Star Trek. But engineers and physicists at the University of Maryland may rewrite one of them. The Third Law of Thermodynamics is on the minds of John Cumings and his research group as they examine the crystal lattice structure of ice and seek to define exactly what happens when it freezes.
The biggest stumbling block preventing the widespread adoption of fuel cell technology has been a reliance on hydrogen as the fuel. Not only is hydrogen both difficult and dangerous to store and distribute, but 96 percent of hydrogen comes from oil and gas. New research from a University of Virginia team, recently funded by a new U.Va. Collaborative Sustainable Energy Seed Grant worth about $30,000, is taking two approaches to removing the need for hydrogen.
A delegation from the University of Missouri that visited Chennai recently with its focus on nanomedicine, sought to explore ways to 'develop a scholarly, creative partnership that has a high impact on science and the potential to do something good for patients? unable to afford the treatment.'
Join the International Association of Nanotechnology, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) on Wednesday, August 13, to provide input on new initiatives and regulations underway concerning nanotechnology.
UCSB physicists Max Hofheinz, John Martinis, and Andrew Cleland showed how they used a superconducting electronic circuit known as a Josephson phase qubit, developed in Martinis's lab, to controllably pump microwave photons, one at a time, into a superconducting microwave resonator.