Archive for the ‘Applied Physics’ Category

Phosphorene joins post-graphene age

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Two research groups have made black phosphorus transistors, I report for Nature.


Quantum paradox seen in diamond

August 21, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the quantum version of the ancient Greek Zeno’s paradox, and it could turn out to be useful in quantum computing.

Electron microscopes hit noise barrier

July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

A new source of thermal magnetic noise is limiting the resolution of cutting-edge imaging instruments, which may never reach the 0.1 Angstrom goal set by Richard Feynman in 1959.