Paul Scherrer Institute

New insight into photosynthesis

The way that algae and plants respond to light has been reinterpreted based on results from experiments studying real-time structural changes in green algae. Under particular lighting conditions during photosynthesis, the ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Quantum melting

When ice is warmed, the water molecules forming its structure vibrate more and more vigorously until finally the forces between them are no longer strong enough to hold them together โ€“ the ice melts and turns into liquid ...

dateApr 07, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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Superconductivity switched on by magnetic field

Superconductivity and magnetic fields are normally seen as rivals โ€“ very strong magnetic fields normally destroy the superconducting state. Physicists at the Paul Scherrer Institute have now demonstrated that a novel superconducting ...

dateDec 23, 2013 in Superconductivity
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