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Manipulating Magnetic Textures


While the ability to easily control the magnetic properties of small electronic systems is highly desirable for future small electronics and data storage, an effective solution has proven to be extremely elusive. But now, a group of researchers from...
16-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Estimating the Glass Transition Temperature for Polymers in ‘Confined Geometries’


Polystyrene has a glass transition temperature of about 100 C -- at room temperature it behaves like a solid material. But as its temperature approaches the glass transition temperature, polystyrene’s mechanical properties change drastically. This...
16-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Revealing the Microscopic Mechanisms in Perovskite Solar Cells

In just a few years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with materials with perovskite crystal structure, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials available. Now, researchers have revealed the physics for how an...
16-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spintronic Technology Advances with Newly Designed Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

Magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) have played a central role in spintronic devices, and researchers are working to improve their performance. A prominent achievement that accelerated the technology's practical applications was the realization of...
16-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Model for Capillary Rise in Nano-Channels Offers Insights Into Improved Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)


With fracking, scientists have calculated the expected level of capillary rise with the Lucas-Washburn equation, a mathematical model whose earliest parameters were first devised nearly a century ago. The challenge, however, is that that the...
17-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bonding Chips Using InkJet Printers

A team of researchers at the University of Barcelona have demonstrated a new bonding technique for surface mounted devices that uses an inkjet printer with ink that incorporates silver nanoparticles. The technique, described this week in the Journal...
10-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Acetone Experiences Leidenfrost Effect, No Hotplate Needed

Researchers in Japan noticed that acetone droplets not mixing with the water, because of their own form of the Leidenfrost effect, more commonly observed in water droplets on solid hot surfaces. They studied the fluid dynamics of this interaction,...
13-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Streamlining the Measurement of Phonon Dispersion


Researchers in Jülich, Germany have adapted an instrument used for High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (HREELS) with new components so that the phonon dispersion of a given material can be measured in a matter of minutes. They...
8-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Comment Available on 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

6-Oct-2015 6:05 AM EDT

Under the Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; AIP Congratulates Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner

8-Oct-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Shedding Light on 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics: AIP CEO Fred Dylla Available for Comment on Significance of Blue LEDs for Science and Society

7-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Experts Available and Audio Commentary: Nobel Prize in Physics

4-Oct-2012 4:55 PM EDT

The Spin Racket: Ping-Pong Champs Are Intuitive Masters of Fluid Dynamics

Curve balls may help a pitcher strike out batters in baseball; and some nasty spin can make an opponent sweat to return a tennis serve. But more so than in any other ball game, in table tennis – where the ball is so light and so small –dedicated...
8-Aug-2012 10:00 AM EDT

Experts Available: Fluid Dynamics and Ship Experts Discuss the Science of the Costa Concordia

When the cruise liner Costa Concordia drew too close to shore near the Italian island of Giglio, a large rocky outcrop quickly sliced through the ship’s hull. While many questions about the dynamics at play during that disaster remain unanswered,...
27-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST

Experts Available: Nobel Prize in Physics – Discovery, Impacts, and History

The Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced Tuesday, October 4. The prize is given for the most groundbreaking and influential research. Its history chronicles many of the discoveries that underpin not only modern technology, but also our...
30-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT

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