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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...

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...

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...

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....

A key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting...

Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism...

‘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...

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...

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...

Scientists captured the movements of electrons and nuclei in a light...

Using a high-speed “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists have simultaneously captured the movements of electrons and nuclei...

Quantum Brakes in Molecules: Physicists measured the flight times of electrons

Photoemission – the release of electrons in response to excitation by light – is one of the most fundamental processes in the microcosm. The...

Scientists are using light waves to accelerate the unique properties of...

Scientists are using light waves to accelerate supercurrents and access the unique properties of the quantum world, including forbidden light emissions that one day...

Physicists offer a new possibilities in the development of spintronics

Imagine biting into a peanut butter sandwich and discovering a slice of cheese tucked between the bread and the butter. In a way, this...

Scientists break the link between a quantum material’s spin and orbital...

In designing electronic devices, scientists look for ways to manipulate and control three basic properties of electrons: their charge; their spin states, which give...

A new machine learning tool can quantum chemistry conundrum

A new machine learning tool can calculate the energy required to make — or break — a molecule with higher accuracy than conventional methods....

A new method helps understand the physics of high-temperature superconductivity

From sustainable energy to quantum computers: high-temperature superconductors have the potential to revolutionize modern technology. Higgs spectroscopy can cause water absorption areas because it shows...

A step-by-step recipe to produce the atomic-scale devices

Researchers have developed a step-by-step recipe for making devices at the atomic scale. With this instruction, the team led by NIST is the second in...

A bunch of electrons zooms through the middle of a ring-shaped...

A team of scientists has come up with a way to improve electron bunches and produce brighter X-ray beams: Put a ring on them....

Catalyst enables reactions with the help of green light

For the first time, chemists at the University of Bonn and Lehigh University in Bethlehem (USA) have developed a titanium catalyst that makes light...

Quantum Entanglement Offers Unprecedented Precision for GPS and More

Your phone's GPS, the Wi-Fi in your house and communications on aircraft are all powered by radio-frequency, or RF, waves, which carry information from...

New research helps explain why the solar wind is hotter than...

When a fire extinguisher is opened, the compressed carbon dioxide forms ice crystals around the nozzle, providing a visual example of the physics principle...

Physics: Frankfurt researchers solve puzzle of Compton scattering

Light can be used to knock electrons out of atoms, with light particles and electrons bouncing off each other like two billiard balls –...

The international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, called DUNE

How do you detect a particle that has almost no mass, feels only two of the four fundamental forces, and can travel unhindered through...

In a first, researchers use ultrafast ‘electron camera’ to learn about...

High-speed “electron cameras” can detect tiny molecular movements in a material by scattering a powerful beam of electrons off a sample. Until recently, researchers...

Harnessing the power of electricity-producing bacteria for programmable ‘biohybrids’

Someday, microbial cyborgs –– bacteria combined with electronic devices –– could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. But first, scientists need to...

Origins of Earth’s magnetic field remain a mystery

Microscopic minerals excavated from an ancient outcrop of Jack Hills, in Western Australia, have been the subject of intense geological study, as they seem...

Belle II yields the first results: In search of the Z′...

The Belle II experiment has been collecting data from physical measurements for about one year. After several years of rebuilding work, both the SuperKEKB...

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