A gadolinium based material that can be cooled by varying a magnetic field may be useful for cooling low temperature sensors Magnetic refrigeration is attracting attention as an efficient way to chill sensitive scientific instruments ... - Read More
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control NIST's ion duet described in ... - Read More
Yushan Yan Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware is known for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering environmental sustainability and electronics His early academic work focused on zeolites porous rock ... - Read More
Using ultra short X ray flashes an international team of researchers watched electrons jumping between the fragments of exploding molecules The study reveals up to what distance a charge transfer between the two molecular fragments ... - Read More
Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets such as Jupiter Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system Researchers ... - Read More
In quantum mechanics interactions between particles can give rise to entanglement which is a strange type of connection that could never be described by a non quantum classical theory These connections called quantum correlations are ... - Read More
Techniques for controlling ultra cold atoms travelling in ring traps currently represent an important research area in physics A new study gives a proof of principle confirmed by numerical simulations of the applicability to ultra ... - Read More
Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits atom by atom inside a silicon crystal Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with ... - Read More
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More
There are a handful of naturally occurring materials known as piezoelectric materials that generate electricity if you bend stretch or apply another mechanical force to them and vice versa if you apply a voltage across ... - Read More
If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibres with as little loss as possible you should opt for infrared light as is the case for example in the telecommunication networks worldwide ... - Read More
An international team of researchers from the United States and France along with the head of a state funded mega grant laboratory based at MIPT Artyom Oganov has synthesized a previously unknown form of magnesium ... - Read More
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide ... - Read More
The British journal Scientific Reports Nature has highlighted in its latest issue the work done by the Centre for Development of Functional Materials CDMF of Brazil and researchers from the group of Theoretical and Computational ... - Read More
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non conductive structures this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be ... - Read More
The molecular building blocks that make up DNA absorb ultraviolet light so strongly that sunlight should deactivate them yet it does not Now scientists have made detailed observations of a relaxation response that protects these ... - Read More
One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding ... - Read More
Using miniaturized laser technology a tiny sensor has been built at the Vienna University of Technology which can test the chemical composition of liquids They are invisible but perfectly suited for analyzing liquids and gases ... - Read More
Sometimes a cell has to die when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an organism Conversely cells that refuse to die when expected can lead to cancer So ... - Read More
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