European Physical Journal D

Electron scavenging to mimic radiation damage

High energy radiation affects biological tissues, leading to short-term reactions. These generate, as a secondary product, electrons with low energy, referred to as LEEs, which are ultimately involved in radiation damage. ...

dateJun 30, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Better material insights with gentle e-beams

There are several ways to change a molecule, chemically or physically. One way is to heat it; another is to bombard it with light particles, or photons. A lesser known method relies on electron collision, or e-beam technology, ...

dateJun 15, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Recipe for muon pair creation, in theory

A true-muonium only lives for two microseconds. These atoms are made up one positively and one negatively charged elementary particle, also known as muons. Although they have yet to be observed experimentally, a Japanese ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in General Physics
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Bringing the chaos in light sources under control

Noise is an issue in optical telecommunications. And findings means of controlling noise is key to physicists investigating light-emitting diodes or lasers. Now, an Italo-Iraqi team has worked on a particular type of light ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Novel high-power microwave generator

High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy linear colliders. They can ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in General Physics
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The power of light-matter coupling

A theoretical study shows that strong ties between light and organic matter at the nanoscale open the door to modifying these coupled systems' optical, electronic or chemical properties.

dateFeb 05, 2015 in General Physics
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