Manipulating electron spin has heralded everything from iPods to the latest laptops. Stand by for the next paradigm shift.
Is this it?
Everything you can touch is made of molecules – but feelings, sound and light are something different.
Ready layer one.
Layering substances like graphene in new ways could help us to build quantum computers or transmit electricity over long distances.
How does our world work on a subatomic level?
Varsha Y S
A particle physicist explains just what this keystone theory includes. After 50 years, it's the best we've got to answer what everything in the universe is made of and how it all holds together.
Why can’t we see the spaces?
The reason you feel things as solid is all to do with electrons.
Static electricity can cause more than just a bad hair day.
These mini lightning bolts have been known for millennia. Understanding static electricity at the atomic level opens the door for new technologies – as well as ways to cut down on the tiny zaps.
Diamonds are a data storers’ best friend?
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With current modes up against their limits, we need new data storage solutions. Tiny defects in diamonds' atomic structure might turn them into a new medium for memory.
How Messrs Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz could hold the key to the future.
Neutrinos, we’re looking for you! Japan’s Super-Kamiokande detector.
Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), The University of Tokyo
The Nobel Prize-winning research on neutrinos is expected to push the boundaries of science and technology.
The beauty of stained glass – all down to electron oscillations.
The field of plasmonics has implications for integrated circuits, biosensors, other light-based technologies – even invisibility cloaks.
By the time you’ve read this caption, electrons in the synchrotron storage ring will have travelled a distance equivalent to 41 times around the Earth.
There’s a place in Melbourne where particles routinely whiz around at 99.99998% the speed of light – the Australian Synchrotron. By accelerating charged particles to release extremely intense light known…
Scientists at the University of Manchester have harnessed a process called X-Ray fluorescence to read the blotted final…
When two gold nanoparticle spheres are pushed sufficiently close together, the gap between them acquires a red colour, as…
A new time-keeping device based on the orbit of a neutron around an atomic nucleus has been proposed by scientists at the…
Researchers at Ohio State University have used a new ultrafast camera to capture the first ever image of two atoms vibrating…
A decade-long experiment has discovered electrons are “rounder” than expected. The experiment looked at electrons inside…