'Harmful' effects paradoxically enhance solar cell efficiency
Observed cosmic rays may have come from two-million-year-old supernova
Supercomputing the strange difference between matter and antimatter
An international team of physicists including theorists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the first calculation of direct "CP" symmetry violation—how the behavior of ...
Quantum spin could create unstoppable, one-dimensional electron waves
In certain nanomaterials, electrons are able to race through custom-built roadways just one atom wide. To achieve excellent efficiency, these one-dimensional paths must be paved with absolute perfection—a single errant ...
X-ray microscope reveals 'solitons,' a special type of magnetic wave
Researchers used a powerful, custom-built X-ray microscope at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to directly observe the magnetic version of a soliton, a type of wave that can travel without resistance. ...
NIST team proves 'spooky action at a distance' is really real
Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, "spooky actions at a distance," as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Team creates a curved waveguide able to significantly bend X-ray beams
Quantum process increases the number of electrons produced when light strikes a metal-dielectric interface
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to significantly boost the energy that can be harnessed from sunlight, a finding that could lead to better solar cells or light detectors.
Mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale
How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from the rate at which a campfire can ...