Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New type of atomic clock keeps time even more precisely

Atomic clocks are the most precise timekeepers in the world. These exquisite instruments use lasers to measure the vibrations of atoms, which oscillate at...

New microscope technique reveals details of droplet nucleation

Nucleation is a ubiquitous phenomenon that governs the formation of both droplets and bubbles in systems used for condensation, desalination, water splitting, crystal growth,...

Game changer in thermoelectric materials could unlock body-heat powered personal devices

A new University of Wollongong study overcomes a major challenge of thermoelectric materials, which can convert heat into electricity and vice versa, improving conversion...

Two distinctly different liquid states of water

Using X-ray lasers, researchers at Stockholm University have been able to follow the transformation between two distinct different liquid states of water, both being...

New insights into the energy levels in quantum dots

Researchers have experimentally proven the theoretically predicted Auger effect in quantum dots. The findings help to understand the structures that form the basis of...

“Science” study: Chemists achieve breakthrough in the synthesis of graphene nanoribbons

Graphene Nanoribbons might soon be much easier to produce. An international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Tennessee...

Exploring mass dependence in electron-hole clusters

In solid materials, when an electron changes position without another to fill its place, a positively charged ‘hole’ can appear which is attracted to...

Physicists propose a new table-top experiment for detecting dark matter

Since the 1980s, researchers have been running experiments in search of particles that make up dark matter, an invisible substance that permeates our galaxy...

Excitons form superfluid in certain 2D combos

Mixing and matching computational models of 2D materials led scientists at Rice University to the realization that excitons — quasiparticles that exist when electrons...

The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers

Several technical advances have been achieved recently in the pursuit of powerful quantum computers. Now, Computer scientists from ETH Zurich have made an important...

Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices

An exotic physical phenomenon known as a Kohn anomaly has been found for the first time in an unexpected type of material by researchers...

Scientists Apply “Twistronics” to Light Propagation and Make a Breakthrough Discovery

A research team led by scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC), in collaboration with National University...

NASA’s Cold Atom Lab Takes One Giant Leap for Quantum Science

This month marks 25 years since scientists first produced a fifth state of matter, which has extraordinary properties totally unlike solids, liquids, gases and...

Two Kinds of Electronic Properties, One Material

This is the story of a unique material – made of a single compound, it conducts electrons in different ways on its different surfaces...

Acoustics put a fresh spin on electron transitions

Electrons are very much at the mercy of magnetic fields, which scientists can manipulate to control the electrons and their angular momentum – i.e....

First Confirmation of New Theory by Metamaterial

Topological metamaterials are applied as a novel platform to explore and study extraordinary effects. Instead of using natural materials, researchers artificially arrange the constituents...

Crystalline ‘nanobrush’ clears way to advanced energy and information tech

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory synthesized a tiny structure with high surface area and discovered how its...

Ultrathin nanosheets separate ions from water

An international research team, led by Monash University and ANSTO (Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), has created an ultrathin membrane with high...

‘Whispering gallery’ effect controls electron beams with light

When you speak softly in one of the galleries of St Paul’s cathedral, the sound runs so easily around the dome that visitors anywhere...

Scientists iron out the physics of wrinkling

When we think of wrinkles, we usually envision the lines etched into our skin, for some an unwelcome reality and for others a proud...

Observing topological edge states using moiré patterns

NUS physicists have found a new way to create and tune the topological edge states in two-dimensional (2D) topological insulators (TIs) for potential spintronic...

SENSEI experiment now have demonstrated for the first time a particle...

What makes for a good dark matter detector? It has a lot in common with a good teleconference setup: You need a sensitive microphone...

New optical technique provides more efficient probe of nanomagnet dynamics

The performance of magnetic storage and memory devices depends on the magnetization dynamics of nanometer-scale magnetic elements called nanomagnets. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz...

Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials

Graphene triangles with an edge length of only a few atoms behave like peculiar quantum magnets. When two of these nano-triangles are joined, a...

Finnish re­search­ers have dis­covered a new type of matter in­side neut­ron...

A Finnish research group has found strong evidence for the presence of exotic quark matter inside the cores of the largest neutron stars in...

Particles trapped in twisted materials and quantum fingerprints identified

This key paper has identified how to trap interlayer excitons (IXs) and identified their quantum fingerprints. The IXs are trapped by the interaction of...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive...

New “whirling” state of matter discovered in an element of the...

The strongest permanent magnets today contain a mix of the elements neodymium and iron. However, neodymium on its own does not behave like any...

Fresh antimatter study by ALICE collaboration will help with the search...

The ALICE collaboration has presented new results on the production rates of antideuterons based on data collected at the highest collision energy delivered so...

Physicists measure a short-lived radioactive molecule for first time

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have combined the power of a super collider with techniques of laser spectroscopy to precisely measure a short-lived radioactive...

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