Team first to detect exciton in metal
University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics.
Table-top supernova: Amplification of cosmic magnetic fields replicated (w/ Video)
Astrophysicists have established that cosmic turbulence could have amplified magnetic fields to the strengths observed in interstellar space.
Graphene's multi-colored butterflies
Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick materials, University of Manchester researchers have found.
A matter of matter: Demonstrating destructive quantum interference using Bose-Einstein condensates
Insights into the stages of high-temperature superconductivity
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology uncover the complexities of quantum phase fluctuations during the superconductor-insulator transition in high-temperature superconductors.
MagLab scientists publish trailblazing superconductivity study
(Phys.org) —A pioneering study on superconductivity by MagLab physicist Dragana Popović and collaborators has been published in Nature Physics. It unveils results that shatter long-held beliefs about ...
Beyond graphene: Controlling properties of 2D materials
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Manchester have shown how they can control the properties of stacks of two-dimensional materials, opening up opportunities for new, previously-unimagined electronic ...
Phase transiting to a new quantum universe
(Phys.org) —Recent insight and discovery of a new class of quantum transition opens the way for a whole new subfield of materials physics and quantum technologies.
Scientists observe quantum superconductor-metal transition and superconducting glass
An article published in Nature Physics on March 30, 2014, presents the results of the first experimental study of graphene-based quantum phase transition of the "superconductor-to-metal" type, i.e. transformation of the sy ...
Scientists gain new insight into mysterious electronic phenomenon
(Phys.org) —For more than a quarter of a century, high-temperature superconductors – materials that can transmit electric current without any resistance – have perplexed scientists who seek to understand ...
Emerging research suggests a new paradigm for 'unconventional superconductors'
An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied "unconventional superconductor" TiSe2, finding that it does ...
When ice is warmed, the water molecules forming its structure vibrate more and more vigorously until finally the forces between them are no longer strong enough to hold them together – the ice melts and ...
Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers
At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. ...