Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 19 Oct 2018.
I know -196°C is not exactly practical but, an increase in the maximum operating temperature of more than 70°C, is still a massive step in the right direction.
It's positively balmy.
Does this development mean we'll be able to levitate our HDD.
This has been partially tested at my work - saw a few bits on it months ago - some mad stuff.
I may have a picture of the equipment used for development here if anyone is interested
You've got me interested now. What do you?
I'm a Mechanical Engineer working for a large research complex at Harwell - Diamond Light Source.
Huh, would you look at that, I even hinted at this new tech back then
Edit - I thought I had photo but I don't found a mildly fancy shot by our comms team though:
Wow. Any explanation of what's going on in this pic?
So this is a atom scale microscope. What you are looking at is the 'end station' where materials are subjected to a high intensity beam. Our scientists can then look at properties of materials in real time on an atomic scale
This is the blurb from this particular microscopes (We call them 'Beamlines') scientist:
The Nanoscience beamline exploits the brightest region in Diamond’s spectrum, providing a high photon flux density for soft X-ray experiments. It combines microfocused soft X-rays with variable linear and circular polarisation and X-ray photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) to provide spectroscopic data on nanometre length scales. The intense polarised beam can be focused to a spot several microns in diameter, allowing the PEEM to probe nanomagnetism and nanostructures.
If you are interested in this sorta stuff, there are even public tours https://www.diamond.ac.uk/Public/VisitUs.html
The creation of a singularity that's going to call forth our robot masters.
It baffles me seeing people with proper valuable jobs, I trade media space which feels like playing with Duplo in comparison!
There is an insanely huge difference between how easy things are to do at LN2 temperature, LHe temperature and <1 K so this is a pretty cool advancement.
See you there in a few weeks
Are you coming to the open day? If so that is not one I'm in for
No, I work for a local company specialising in cryogenics.
AS Scientific per chance?
No, bigger company but not far off in distance.
Send me a PM if you fancy a look around
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