New way to cool micro-electronic devices
Deciphering distinct atomic motions in proteins with dynamic neutron scattering
Whether inside algae converting biomass to fuels or human cells responding to radiation exposure, proteins change their shape via atomic motions to perform a specific function. Today these shape-changing ...
Researchers build new fermion microscope
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist.
Performance degradation mechanism of a helicon plasma thruster
A part of the performance degradation mechanism of the advanced, electrodeless, helicon plasma thruster with a magnetic nozzle, has been revealed by the research group of Dr. Kazunori Takahashi and Prof. ...
An expression for droplet deformation simplifies calculations for a wide range of applications
A simple formula that describes the initial deformation of a droplet as it hits a solid surface is likely to help to model droplet behavior in a variety of different contexts, shows new research by A*STAR.
Topological insulators become a little less 'elusive'
They are 'strange' materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of spintronics ('spin-based electronics') ...
Researchers make precise measurements of the half-lives of previously unmeasured nuclei
Using RIKEN's Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory—one of the world's most powerful devices for the creation of exotic atomic nuclei—scientists from RIKEN have, with international collaborators, made precise ...
Physicists stop and store light traveling in an optical fiber
Researchers at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory in Paris have managed to store light that propagates in an optical fiber and to release it later on demand. By causing interaction between the traveling light ...
Quantum shortcut could speed up many quantum technologies
Solving a fish mystery, with human implications
How do you find out what a fish feels? For University of Florida researcher James Liao, the answer involves lasers, taxidermy and more than a few mathematicians.
Researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that ...
A turning point in the physics of blood
Mike Graham knows that fluid dynamics can reveal much about how the flow of blood helps and hinders individual blood cells as they go about their work.
Two teams estimate the flavor of neutrinos detected by The IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Introducing flaws into liquid crystals by inserting microspheres and then controlling them with electrical fields: that, in a nutshell, is the rationale behind a method that could be exploited for a new generation of advanced ...