Physical Review B

Spin liquid on a peak

A little frustration can make life interesting. This is certainly the case in physics, where the presence of competing forces that cannot be satisfied at the same time – known as frustration – can lead to rare material ...

dateNov 08, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Plutonium keeps its electrons close to home

Found in nuclear fuel and nuclear weapons, plutonium is an incredibly complex element that has far-ranging energy, security, and environmental effects. To understand plutonium, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have found that graphene might be the ideal material for manufacturing plasmonic devices capable of detecting explosive materials, toxic chemicals, and ...

dateAug 16, 2016 in Nanophysics
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