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  • Magnetic "superatom" may lead to molecular electronic devices

    Magnetic "superatom" may lead to molecular electronic devices

    Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University have revealed in the journal Nature Chemistry that they've created a "magnetic superatom", or "a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table". The poor Periodic Table of the Elements barely gets any respect as it is from the kids today (quick: do you know your Noble Gases, or the atomic weight of Nobilium?), now it… Read More

  • Atom-sized transistor is world's smallest

    Atom-sized transistor is world's smallest

    Made from graphene, scientists in the UK have created the world’s smallest transistor. Size? Oh, say, about the size of an atom. The transistor, which could totally change the way electronics are made, is just one atom thick and 10 atoms wide. Again, it’s made from graphene, which, apparently, is a significantly better conductor of electricity than silicon. “We believe we can… Read More