Cryo-electron microscope 'sees' atoms for first time
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA researchers report in the April 30 edition of the journal Cell that they have imaged a virus structure at a resolution high enough to effectively "see" atoms, the first published instan ...
Nuclear missing link created at last: Superheavy element 117 (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A collaboration of Russian and US physicists has finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40% heavier than lead.
Setting out to discover new, long-lived elements
Besides the 92 elements that occur naturally, scientists were able to create 20 additional chemical elements, six of which were discovered at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.
Research gives new perspective on periodic table
Transforming lead into gold is an impossible feat, but a similar type of "alchemy" is not only possible, but cost-effective too. Three Penn State researchers have shown that certain combinations of elemental ...
Suzaku spies treasure trove of intergalactic metal
Every cook knows the ingredients for making bread: flour, water, yeast, and time. But what chemical elements are in the recipe of our universe?
Creating Denser Magnetic Memory
Actinide research published in Reviews of Modern Physics
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Livermore researcher who teamed with a United Kingdom collaborator has published an article in Reviews of Modern Physics that refines decades of actinide science and may just become the preeminent research ...