Researchers develop algorithm to make simulation of ultrafast processes possible
When electronic states in materials are excited during dynamic processes, interesting phenomena such as electrical charge transfer can take place on quadrillionth-of-a-second, or femtosecond, timescales. ...
How iron feels the heat
As you heat up a piece of iron, the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting. This unusual behavior is one reason why steel, in which iron plays a starring role, is so sturdy and ...
Correlations of quantum particles help in distinguishing physical processes
Communication security and metrology could be enhanced through a study of the role of quantum correlations in the distinguishability of physical processes, by researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde ...
Scientists go to great lengths to extend superlow friction
Research pair suggests dark matter could create halos of light around galaxies
Experiment brings precision to a cornerstone of particle physics
In a paper published yesterday in the journal Physical Review Letters, the COMPASS experiment at CERN reports a key measurement on the strong interaction. The strong interaction binds quarks into protons and ne ...
Hindsight and foresight together more accurately 'predict' quantum system's state than foresight alone
We are so used to murder mysteries that we don't even notice how mystery authors play with time. Typically the murder occurs well before the midpoint of the book, but there is an information blackout at that ...
Cesium atoms shaken, not stirred, to create elusive excitation in superfluid
Scientists discovered in 1937 that liquid helium-4, when chilled to extremely low temperatures, became a superfluid that could leak through glass, overflow its containers, or eternally gush like a fountain.
Researchers find evidence of fractal behavior in pulsating stars
Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results
Reports of evidence of cosmic inflation may have been, well, overblown.
Discovery of Josephson junctions generated in atomic-layered superconductors
A research group at the NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, president) International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA, Masakazu Aono, director), consisting of post-doctoral researcher Shunsuke Yoshizawa, ...
Nuclear pasta may offer insight into strange world of neutron stars
Physicists reach new milestone measuring half-life of iron-60
Pinpointing the magnetic moments of nuclear matter
A team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles.