Materials interfaces pave way to solar cell gains
Scientists have used Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron's bright research light sources to improve their understanding of the interface of two materials which may translate to higher performance solar cells, novel superconductors and smaller hard-disk drives.
Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives
( Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY ) Using DESY's bright research light sources, scientists have opened a new door to better solar cells, novel superconductors and smaller hard-drives. The research reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications this week enhances the understanding of the interface of two materials, where completely new properties can arise.
Twisted X-Rays Reveal Spin Waves
A novel radar trap for atoms allows glimpses of hitherto invisible details of the magnetic dynamics of materials. The concept proposed by DESY scientist Ralf Röhlsberger extends the scope of a method called inelastic X-ray spectroscopy.
Stuart Parkin awarded prestigious Millennium technology prize
British physicist wins award for breakthrough in magnetic disk drive storage capacity, heralding era of cloud computing Watford-born physicist Professor Stuart Parkin has scooped the 2014 Millennium technology prize worth 1m (£824,400) for a technological advance that has led to a phenomenal increase in the storage capacity of modern digital devices and heralded the era of cloud computing ...
Harnessing skyrmions for electronics and spintronics applications
Skyrmions are 'whirls' in the magnetization of certain magnetic materials that show promise for future electronics and spintronics applications if they can be harnessed and manipulated. Naoto Nagaosa and colleagues from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, in collaboration with Masahito Mochizuki from Aoyama Gakuin University and other researchers, have discovered that skyrmions can be ...