|4/1/2011 1:37:11 PM | Research | 0 comments|
Quantum mapmakers complete first voyage through spin liquid|
Scientists from Oxford University have mapped a state of matter called ‘quantum spin liquid’, whose existence was proposed in the 1970s but which has only been observed recently.
|3/17/2011 10:15:02 PM | Research | 0 comments|
Understanding the magnetic glue of superconductivity|
New evidence suggests fluctuating magnetic stripes are the cause of mysterious hourglass magnetic spectrum of high temperature superconductors.
|1/21/2011 5:48:29 PM | Research | 0 comments|
Quantum robins lead the way|
Researchers have been investigating the mechanism which enables birds to detect the Earth's magnetic field to help them navigate over vast distances.
|11/29/2010 11:55:00 AM | Research | 0 comments|
Fitting a biological nanopore into a man-made one, new ways to analyze DNA|
Researchers at Delft University of Technology and Oxford University announce a new type of nanopore device that could help in developing fast and cheap genetic analysis.
|9/14/2010 9:08:06 AM | Partnership | 0 comments|
Oxford Nanopore Strengthens Collaboration With University of Oxford |
Research projects include methods for the direct sequencing of single stranded DNA (ssDNA). This and other nanopore sequencing techniques may offer substantial performance benefits over currently-available sequencing technologies through improved cost and speed.
|2/15/2010 9:38:51 AM | Materials | 0 comments|
Metal oxide "can transform"|
An international team, including Oxford University scientists, has been investigating what happens to the top layer of atoms on the surface of a material.
|4/26/2009 11:15:52 AM | Research | 0 comments|
Quantum cat’s ‘whiskers’ offer advanced sensors|
A team led by Oxford University scientists has turned one of the key problems with quantum entangled systems – that they are easily ‘disturbed’ by their environment – into an advantage which promises quantum sensors that are fundamentally more sensitive than their conventional counterparts.
|3/13/2009 6:19:30 PM | Research | 0 comments|
Tracking Individual Particles: Electrochemical technique follows the motion of individual microparticles in space and time|
Following a swimming bacterium without influencing its motion is difficult. Nanotechnology researchers are also interested in determining the motion of nanoparticles, which would be useful for the development of nanomotors, for example.
|11/16/2008 6:03:20 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments|
New assassin cells detect HIV's many disguises|
Researchers from the UK and US have engineered a white blood cell that is able to recognise immune-system-evading HIV-1 strains
|5/9/2008 8:00:40 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments|
Chemists measure chilli sauce hotness with nanotubes|
Oxford chemists have found a way of using carbon nanotubes to judge the heat of chilli sauces. The technology might soon be available commercially as a cheap, disposable sensor for use in the food industry
|2/23/2006 7:16:14 PM | Research | 0 comments|
An Oxford University physicist sees the future of nanotechnology in the workings of one of Nature's tiniest motors|
This motor has the same power-to-weight ratio as an internal combustion engine, spins at up to 100,000 rpm and achieves near-perfect efficiency.
|1/5/2006 11:21:30 PM | Research | 0 comments|
Bang-bang: a step closer to quantum supercomputers|
Oxford scientists have come a step closer to quantum ‘supercomputers’ by creating a new technique called ‘bang-bang’ to hold quantum information.
|12/9/2005 4:52:27 PM | Research | 0 comments|
Physicists from the University of Oxford have designed the first structurally robust, self-assembling DNA building blocks.|
The DNA tetrahedra, 10,000,000,000 (ten thousand million) of which could fit on the head of a pin, could lead to the manufacture of complex nanostructures such as powerful electrical circuits.