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Scientists visualise quantum behaviour of hot electrons for first time

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Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons.
Date:
28/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Green light for University Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University of Birmingham has, this week, received planning permission to build a brand new laboratory facility and teaching space, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.
Date:
16/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in 'one-dimensional' wires

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Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid in the development of quantum technologies, including quantum computing.
Date:
15/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Green city in UAE desert has much to teach the world

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A new desert city in the United Arab Emirates without light switches or water taps has much to teach people around the world about saving energy and precious resources.
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

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Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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