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Light, meet matter: Single-photon quantum memory in diamond optical phonons at room temperature
Insight into obscure transition uncovered by X-rays
The list of potential mechanisms that underlie an unusual metal-insulator transition has been narrowed by a team of scientists using a combination of X-ray techniques. This transition has ramifications for material design ...
Electron chirp: Cyclotron radiation from single electrons measured directly for first time
A year before Albert Einstein came up with the special theory of relativity, or E=mc2, physicists predicted the existence of something else: cyclotron radiation. Scientists predicted this radiation to be given off by electrons ...
New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons
MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas.
Astronomers use space particles to measure electrical field in thunderstorms
Simple model explains crystal formation of exceptional atoms
Scientists from the FOM Foundation, Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Buenos Aires have discovered why fluctuations in the number of Rydberg atoms that forms in an ultracold gas decreases as the interaction ...
Simplified model predicts patterns that form from honey-like fluids
Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a sticky, golden thread. Dribbling paint on canvas can produce similarly serpentine loops and waves.
New understanding of electromagnetism could enable 'antennas on a chip'
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These ultra-small ...
Black holes don't erase information, scientists say
The "information loss paradox" in black holes—a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years—may not exist.
Molecular-scale phase boundaries: A 'primitive' liquid-gas transition
One of the first things taught in school science classes is that there are three states of matter - solids, liquids and gases. Bizarrely, however, at high pressures and temperatures there is a critical point above which the ...