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Device for portable ultra precise clocks and quantum sensors developed
06 08 13

Researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing Read More...

The science of sculpture nano-style
15 06 13

The next break­through in highly effi­cient bat­tery tech­nolo­gies and solar cells may very well be nanoscopic crys­tals of sil­icon assem­bled like sky­scrapers on wafer-scale sub­strates. Read More...

Building 3D fractals on a nanoscale
31 05 13

It starts with one 3D structure with eight planes, an octahedron. This repeats itself to smaller octahedra: 625 after just four steps. At every corner of a new octahedron, a successive octahedron is formed. A truly fascinating 3D fractal 'building' is formed on the micro and nanoscale. Read More...

Light matter coupling at the nanoscale
31 07 13

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart measure for the first time near-fields of three-dimensional optical nanoantennas. Read More...

Nanothermometer enables first atomic scale heat transfer measurements
13 06 13

In findings that could help overcome a major technological hurdle in the road toward smaller and more powerful electronics, an international research team involving University of Michigan engineering researchers, has shown the unique ways in which heat dissipates at the tiniest scales. Read More...

Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The work establishes new laws in the rapidly emerging field of quantum thermodynamics
26 06 13

The findings have wide applications in small systems, from nanoscale engines and quantum technologies, to biological motors and systems found in the body. Read More...

Nanocrystalline layer reduces friction loss in combustion engines
04 06 13

Researchers have developed a method that can reduce engine friction and wear even during production of engine components. Special coatings can help to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Read More...