Vortex of electrons provides unprecedented information on magnetic quantum states in solids
Electron states in solids are responsible for many material properties, such as color and electrical conductivity. However, because of their confinement within the crystal, it is very difficult to study the ...
Scientists film magnetic memory in super slow-motion
Researchers at DESY have used high-speed photography to film one of the candidates for the magnetic data storage devices of the future in action. The film was taken using an X-ray microscope and shows magnetic ...
Tabletop experiment could detect gravitational waves
(Phys.org)—A coin-sized detector might observe gravitational waves before the giant Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), according to two Australian physicists.
X-ray powder diffraction beamline at NSLS-II takes first beam and first data
On November 6, Eric Dooryhee walked into a crowd of people excitedly talking at the X-ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline beaming an enormous smile. The group broke into applause for the enormous achievement ...
Mussel's calcitic shell growth adheres to physical laws familiar from processes used to optimise steel
Mussels are veritable masters of biomineralisation. They make hard, robust composite materials from simple substances in order to build their shells. Furthermore, the shell material itself is produced in ...
It's particle-hunting season! NYU scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project
New York University scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help ...
Engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That's because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
New method to achieve ultra-narrow laser linewidth
Chinese researchers have discovered a new method to highly compress laser linewidth based on Rayleigh backscattering.
The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers
For several years, it has been known that superfluid helium housed in reservoirs located next to each other acts collectively, even when the channels connecting the reservoirs are too narrow and too long ...
Global quantum communications—no longer the stuff of fiction?
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. The Faculty of Physics at the University ...
Particles, waves and ants
Animals looking for food or light waves moving through turbid media – astonishing similarities have now been found between completely different phenomena.
Atoms colder than outer space are the key to futuristic nano-sensors
Experts at The University of Nottingham have secured a £6 million grant to build a research facility to prototype a new generation of tiny nano-sensors.