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Probing the properties of magnetic quasi-particles
Researchers have for the first time measured a fundamental property of magnets called magnon polarisation -- and in the process, are making progress towards building low-energy devices. (2020-07-28)
New 'super light source' should allow fascinating insights into atoms
The 'Gamma Factory initiative' -- an international team of scientists -- is currently exploring a novel research tool: They propose to develop a source of high-intensity gamma rays using the existing accelerator facilities at CERN. (2020-07-22)
Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering and supercomputing to better understand how an organic solvent and water work together to break down plant biomass, creating a pathway to significantly improve the production of renewable biofuels and bioproducts. (2020-07-15)
A rapid finger-stick blood test quickly estimates radiation exposure in mice
A new finger-stick test can use a single drop of blood to quickly estimate how much harmful radiation mice have been exposed to, according to a study. (2020-07-15)
Introducing a new isotope: Mendelevium-244
A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab's 88-Inch Cyclotron has discovered a new form of the human-made element mendelevium. (2020-06-23)
Scientists carry out first space-based measurement of neutron lifetime
Scientists have found a way of measuring neutron lifetime from space for the first time -- a discovery that could teach us more about the early universe. (2020-06-11)
Physicists study mirror nuclei for precision theory test
A precision measurement of helium and hydrogen mirror isotopes reveals new questions in understanding of nuclear structure. (2020-06-08)
Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of matter inside neutron stars
A Finnish research group has found strong evidence for the presence of exotic quark matter inside the cores of the largest neutron stars in existence. (2020-06-01)
A single proton can make a heck of a difference
Scientists from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science and collaborators have shown that knocking out a single proton from a fluorine nucleus -- transforming it into a neutron-rich isotope of oxygen -- can have a major effect on the state of the nucleus. (2020-05-28)
Study reveals single-step strategy for recycling used nuclear fuel
A typical nuclear reactor uses only a small fraction of its fuel rod to produce power before the energy-generating reaction naturally terminates. (2020-05-04)
Gravitational waves could prove the existence of the quark-gluon plasma
According to modern particle physics, matter produced when neutron stars merge is so dense that it could exist in a state of dissolved elementary particles. (2020-04-30)
MSU professor collaborates with international colleagues in Review of Modern Physics journal article
MSU Professor Alexandra Gade collaborated with international colleagues for a Review of Modern Physics article about shell evolution of exotic nuclei. (2020-04-22)
New handle for controlling electromagnetic properties could enable spintronic computing
Materials scientists at Duke University have shown the first clear example that a material's transition into a magnet can control instabilities in its crystalline structure that cause it to change from a conductor to an insulator. (2020-04-13)
Heavy iron isotopes leaking from Earth's core
Earth's molten core may be leaking iron, according to researchers who analyzed how iron behaves inside our planet. (2020-04-13)
Condensed matter: Bethe strings experimentally observed
90 years ago, the physicist Hans Bethe postulated that unusual patterns, so-called Bethe strings, appear in certain magnetic solids. (2020-04-06)
Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane
Scientists uncover an unusual partnership at the bottom of the ocean. (2020-04-03)
Discovery by UMass Lowell-led team challenges nuclear theory
A discovery by a team of researchers led by UMass Lowell nuclear physicists could change how atoms are understood by scientists and help explain extreme phenomena in outer space. (2020-04-01)
Argonne and CERN weigh in on the origin of heavy elements
Nuclear physicists from Argonne National Laboratory led an international physics experiment conducted at CERN that utilizes novel techniques developed at Argonne to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe. (2020-03-30)
Frozen-planet states in exotic helium atoms
In a new study published in EPJ D. Tasko Grozdanov from Serbia and Evgeni Solov'ev from Russia describe the configuration and energy levels of antiprotonic helium that can potentially be produced by colliding slow antiprotons with ordinary helium at CERN. (2020-03-18)
Paper sheds light on infant universe and origin of matter
A new study of the QCD axion, conducted to better understand the origin of the universe, has provided insight into some of the most enduring questions in fundamental physics. (2020-03-10)
The axion solves three mysteries of the universe
A hypothetical particle called the axion could solve one of physics' great mysteries: the excess of matter over antimatter, or why we're here at all. (2020-03-10)
Argonne's pioneering user facility to add magic number factory
A forthcoming N = 126 Factory will investigate one of the great questions in physics and chemistry: how were the heavy elements from iron to uranium created? (2020-03-06)
Study: Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars
Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and wild pigs. (2020-03-05)
Scientists shed light on mystery of dark matter
Nuclear physicists at the University of York are putting forward a new candidate for dark matter -- a particle they recently discovered called the d-star hexaquark. (2020-03-03)
Geologists determine early Earth was a 'water world' by studying exposed ocean crust
Geologists -- including Iowa State's Benjamin Johnson -- studied exposed, 3.2-billion-year-old ocean crust in Australia and used that rock data to build a quantitative, inverse model of ancient seawater. (2020-03-02)
Tracking down the mystery of matter
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have measured a property of the neutron more precisely than ever before. (2020-02-28)
Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New Sussex study sheds light
Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before. (2020-02-28)
How big is the neutron?
The size of neutrons cannot be measured directly: it can only be determined from experiments involving other particles. (2020-02-26)
The force is strong in neutron stars
Physicists at MIT and elsewhere have for the first time characterized the strong nuclear force, and the interactions between protons and neutrons, at extremely short distances. (2020-02-26)
Researchers overcome the space between protons and neutrons to study heart of matter
Nuclear physicists have entered a new era for probing the strongest force in the universe at its very heart with a novel method of accessing the space between protons and neutrons in dense environments. (2020-02-26)
TPU researchers discover how to improve safety of nuclear power plants
Researchers at Tomsk Polytechnic University found a method to increase fuel lifetime by 75%. (2020-02-14)
Researchers virtually 'unwind' lithium battery for the first time
An international team led by researchers at UCL has revealed new insights into the workings of a lithium battery by virtually 'unrolling' its coil of electrode layers using an algorithm designed for papyrus scrolls. (2020-02-10)
Bats inspire detectors to help prevent oil and gas pipe leaks
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines. (2020-01-30)
Smaller detection device effective for nuclear treaty verification, archaeology digs
Most nuclear data measurements are performed at accelerators large enough to occupy a geologic formation a kilometer wide. (2020-01-29)
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs
Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? (2020-01-22)
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid -- not volcanoes
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. (2020-01-16)
New neutron detector can fit in your pocket
Researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new material that opens doors for a new class of neutron detectors. (2020-01-15)
Scientists pioneer new generation of semiconductor neutron detector
In a new study, scientists have developed a new type of semiconductor neutron detector that boosts detection rates by reducing the number of steps involved in neutron capture and transduction. (2020-01-15)
New material captures and converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical
A team led by the University of Manchester has developed a metal-organic framework material providing a selective, reversible and repeatable capability to capture a toxic air pollutant, nitrogen dioxide, which is produced by combusting fossil fuels. (2019-11-22)
Scientist confirm a new 'magic number' for neutrons
An international collaboration led by scientists from the University of Hong Kong, RIKEN (Japan), and CEA (France) have used the RI Beam Factory (RIBF) at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-base Science to show that 34 is a ''magic number'' for neutrons, meaning that atomic nuclei with 34 neutrons are more stable than would normally be expected. (2019-10-24)
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