Researchers produce first demonstration of matter wave technique that could cool molecules
Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method, based upon the interference of matter waves, that could be used to cool molecules.
Dancing droplets launch themselves from thin fibers
We've all seen dewdrops form on spider webs. But what if they flung themselves off of the strands instead?
Nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for a variety of imaging and ...
At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter
The air around us is a chaotic superhighway of molecules whizzing through space and constantly colliding with each other at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour. Such erratic molecular behavior is normal at ambient temperatures.
Researchers build molecules using a laser beam
CERN's LHCb experiment reports observation of exotic pentaquark particles
Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider has reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks. The collaboration has submitted a paper reporting these findings to the journal Physical ...
Quantum computing advance locates neutral atoms
For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now, a team of Penn State physicists ...
Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current
It doesn't happen often that a young scientist makes a significant and unexpected discovery, but postdoctoral researcher Stephen Wu of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory just did exactly that. What ...
Scientists see ripples of a particle-separating wave in primordial plasma
Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle accelerator exploring nuclear physics and the building blocks of matter at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National ...