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Research team develops acoustic topological insulator idea to allow for hiding from sonar
Team demonstrates wavelike quantum behaviour of polariton condensate on macroscopic scale and at room temperature
For the first time, the wavelike behaviour of a room-temperature polariton condensate has been demonstrated in the laboratory on a macroscopic length scale. This significant development in the understanding and manipulation ...
The ins and outs of quantum chromodynamics
Quarks and antiquarks are the teeny, tiny building blocks with which all matter is built, binding together to form protons and neutrons in a process explained by quantum chromodynamics (QCD).
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Supercomputer simulations pave the way towards compact terahertz sources with tunable wavelengths
Yet it has the potential for numerous applications. In Physical Review Letters, scientists at Jülich together with their international partners present a new concept that uses short-pulse lasers to expand the capabilities ...
New measurement of the mass of a strange atomic nucleus achieves very high precision
An international team of physicists working at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany has measured the mass of a 'strange' atomic nucleus with the aid of an innovative technique ...
Upside down and inside out
Researchers have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar ...
X marks the spot: Researchers confirm novel method for controlling plasma rotation
Rotation is key to the performance of salad spinners, toy tops, and centrifuges, but recent research suggests a way to harness rotation for the future of mankind's energy supply. In papers published in Physics of Plasmas ...
A novel scheme to generate optical Schrodinger cat states leads to unprecedented size and preparation rate
A novel scheme to generate optical Schrödinger cat states leads to unprecedented size and preparation rate.