Turning graphite into diamond
(Phys.org) —A research team led by SLAC scientists has uncovered a potential new route to produce thin diamond films for a variety of industrial applications, from cutting tools to electronic devices to ...
The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 2)
NEMO closes in on neutrino mass
The NEMO (Neutrino Ettore Majorana Observatory) experiment, whose goal was to elucidate the nature of neutrinos and measure their mass, yielded very positive results. The product of an extensive international ...
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Observation of unexpectedly deformed neutron-rich magnesium nuclei prompts rethink of nuclear shell structure
Although much is known about atoms and their nuclei, scientists continue to make surprising discoveries as they probe the properties of some of the more exotic isotopes. Pieter Doornenbal from the RIKEN Nishina ...
Micro-macro entangled 'cat states' could one day test quantum gravity
Physicists eye neural fly data, find formula for Zipf's law
Physicists have identified a mechanism that may help explain Zipf's law – a unique pattern of behavior found in disparate systems, including complex biological ones. The journal Physical Review Letters is pub ...
Are weak values quantum? Don't bet on it
(Phys.org) —New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher ...
Proton spin puzzle: Research reveals gluons make a significant contribution to spin
Results from experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, reveal new insights about how quarks ...
Quantum-to-classical transition may be explained by fuzziness of measurement references
Two papers investigate the thermodynamics of quantum systems
World's best thermometer made from light
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer – three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence.
How did evolution optimize circadian clocks?
Quantum researchers close in on dream vacancy
(Phys.org) —Defects in microscopic diamonds caused by the presence of silicon could provide researchers with a potent basis for developing new technologies, including nanoscale sensing devices.