Quantum Fluid First
For the first time, Columbia researchers have found a delicate phase of matter in a monolayer 2D semiconductor, work that could be used in future quantum computing.
Correcting the Record on a COVID Protein
For membrane protein expert Tim Cross, the call to solve the structure of a misunderstood protein in COVID-19 has put retirement on hold.
Let's Play SciBall!
Missing your sports? Fear not, nerds of the world. We invented a few geeky ones to tide you over.
Inside the virus that causes COVID-19 are thousands of potential drug targets. As part of a global team, Lucio Frydman is hunting for the best candidates.
The Mystery of the Vanishing Crust
Using a novel technique, researchers uncover secrets hidden deep below the surface of our planet.
Stemming the Spread of COVID-19
A team of experts believes stem cells could be a route to a fast, effective therapy.
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Latest Science Highlights
Integrated Coil Form Technology for Ultra High Magnetic Fields
23 June 2020
Tests of the first Integrated Coil Form test coil wound using REBCO superconducting tape show promise for use in ultra powerful magnets of the future.
Magnetoelectric coupling at a transition between two spin states
1 June 2020
Materials with magnetoelectric coupling - a combination of magnetic and electric properties - have potential applications in low-power magnetic sensing, new computational devices and high-frequency electronics. Here, researchers find a new class of magnetoelectric materials controlled by spin state switching.
Molecular magnetic building blocks
23 April 2020
This study reports the first transition metal compounds featuring mixed fluoride–cyanide ligands. A significant enhancement of the magnetic anisotropy, as compared to the pure fluoride ligated compounds, is demonstrated by combined analysis of high-field electron paramagnetic resonance (HF-EPR) spectroscopy and magnetization measurements.
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