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Radioactive material detected remotely using laser-induced electron avalanche breakdown
University of Maryland physicists have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. (2019-03-22)
Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide
A Washington University team showed how a phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide. (2019-03-22)
NIST researchers boost intensity of nanowire LEDs
Nanowire gurus at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have made ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that, thanks to a special type of shell, produce five times higher light intensity than do comparable LEDs based on a simpler shell design. (2019-03-21)
Princeton scientists discover chiral crystals exhibiting exotic quantum effects
Princeton physicist Zahid Hasan led an international team of physicists who have discovered a form of chiral crystals -- crystals with an asymmetry like biological ''handedness'' -- that host slow light-like massless electrons. (2019-03-20)
Electron accelerators reveal the radical secrets of antioxidants
An Osaka University professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside biological samples. (2019-03-19)
Researchers find cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production process
U of A researchers have identified an inexpensive way to boost the efficiency of a process used to create hydrogen, a clean, renewable fuel. (2019-03-19)
Long-distance quantum information exchange -- success at the nanoscale
At the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, researchers have realized the swap of electron spins between distant quantum dots. (2019-03-18)
Semimetals are high conductors
Researchers in China and at UC Davis have measured high conductivity in very thin layers of niobium arsenide, a type of material called a Weyl semimetal. (2019-03-18)
Researchers discover new material to help power electronics
A research team at The Ohio State University has discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons -- using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, where historically multiple materials have been necessary. (2019-03-18)
Testing the symmetry of space-time by means of atomic clocks
According to Einstein the speed of light is always the same. (2019-03-13)
Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma
For the first time, researchers at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have found a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and to observe the temperature where a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state. (2019-03-11)
Spontaneous spin polarization demonstrated in a two-dimensional material
Physicists from the University of Basel have demonstrated spin alignment of free electrons within a two-dimensional material. (2019-03-11)
Fusion science and astronomy collaboration enables investigation of the origin of heavy elements
Atomic physicists working on nuclear fusion research succeeded in computing the world's highest accuracy atomic data of neodymium ions which is used in analysis of the light from a binary neutron star merger. (2019-03-11)
Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity
WSU researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find bacteria that may help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity -- environmental pollution and sustainable energy. (2019-03-05)
Spin devices rev up
Electric currents drive all our electronic devices. The emerging field of spintronics looks to replace electric currents with what are known as spin currents. (2019-03-05)
New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing
Researchers have created a new device that allows them to probe the interference of quasiparticles, potentially paving the way for the development of topological qubits. (2019-03-04)
Chirality yields colossal photocurrent
Typically, light is converted to electricity by chemically altering a semiconductor to have a built-in electric field. (2019-03-04)
Magnonic devices can replace electronics without much noise
Electronic devices are getting smaller and will soon hit the limits of performance based on electrical currents. (2019-03-04)
Ultracold atoms could provide 2D window to exotic 1D physics
Rice physicists propose new vantage point to observe quantum fractionalization. (2019-03-04)
Light pulses provide a new route to enhance superconductivity
Scientists have shown that pulses of light could be used to turn materials into superconductors through an unconventional type of superconductivity known as 'eta pairing.' (2019-03-03)
Layering titanium oxide's different mineral forms for better solar cells
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University improved the efficiency of a new type of solar cell with a double layer consisting of pure anatase and brookite, two different mineral forms of titanium oxide. (2019-02-28)
A trap for positrons
For the first time, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) have succeeded in losslessly guiding positrons, the antiparticles of electrons, into a magnetic field trap. (2019-02-28)
Hall effect becomes viscous in graphene
The movement of electron fluid in graphene has, for the first time, been observed to exist with two separate viscosities showing that the Hall effect -- a phenomenon well known for more than a century -- is no longer as universal as it was thought to be. (2019-02-28)
Graphite offers up new quantum surprise
Researchers at The University of Manchester in the UK, led by Dr. (2019-02-25)
Laser 'drill' sets a new world record in laser-driven electron acceleration
Combining a first laser pulse to heat up and 'drill' through a plasma, and another to accelerate electrons to incredibly high energies in just tens of centimeters, scientists have nearly doubled the previous record for laser-driven particle acceleration at Berkeley Lab's BELLA Center. (2019-02-25)
Laser drill leads to world record in plasma acceleration
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have set a new world record for plasma accelerators: In a plasma tube only 20 centimetres long, the team led by Wim Leemans, then head of the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center and now Accelerator Director at DESY, accelerated electrons to an energy of 7.8 billion electron volts (GeV). (2019-02-25)
New study reveals when a superconductor truly becomes super
A research team including Jianshi Zhou from UT Austin has confirmed the existence of a phase transition in copper-oxide-based (or cuprate) superconductors. (2019-02-25)
Understanding high efficiency of deep ultraviolet LEDs
Deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (DUV-LEDs) made from aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN) efficiently transfer electrical energy to optical energy due to the growth of one of its bottom layers in a step-like fashion. (2019-02-22)
A quantum magnet with a topological twist
Researchers probed a special kind of magnet containing atoms arranged in a pattern called a kagome lattice, which takes its name from a Japanese basket. (2019-02-22)
Superconduction: Why does it have to be so cold?
Currently, there is no precise computation method to describe superconducting materials. (2019-02-20)
Study of quark speeds finds a solution for a 35-year physics mystery
MIT physicists now have an answer to a question in nuclear physics that has puzzled scientists for three decades: Why do quarks move more slowly inside larger atoms? (2019-02-20)
Beyond the bulkheterojunction
Bulkheterojunctions (blended junctions) are indispensable for organic solar cells. However, the fabrication of electron and hole transport routes in bulkheterojunction remains quite challenging. (2019-02-19)
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. (2019-02-18)
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space. (2019-02-14)
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed
Using synchronized lasers pulses, Osaka University researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. (2019-02-14)
Laser physics: Transformation through light
Laser physicists have taken snapshots of how C60 carbon molecules react to extremely short pulses of intense infrared light. (2019-02-12)
Questions in quantum computing: How to move electrons with light
To design future quantum technologies, scientists pinpoint how microwaves interact with matter. (2019-02-11)
New phenomenon discovered that fixes a common problem in lasers: Wavelength splitting
A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. (2019-02-08)
Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups
Japanese scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. (2019-02-08)
Scientists discover new type of magnet
A team of scientists has discovered the first robust example of a new type of magnet -- one that holds promise for enhancing the performance of data storage technologies. (2019-02-07)
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