Physical Review Letters

Heavy barium nuclei prefer a pear shape

Certain heavy barium nuclei have long been predicted to exhibit pear-like shapes. However, until recently, experimental confirmation had been impossible to achieve as these nuclei typically only live for a few seconds. The ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Spinning electrons yield positrons for research

Researchers use accelerators to coax the electron into performing a wide range of tricks to enable medical tests and treatments, improve product manufacturing, and power breakthrough scientific research. Now, they're learning ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in General Physics
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