News tagged with atomic gas

A cosmic inkblot test

(PhysOrg.com) -- If this were an inkblot test, you might see a bow tie or a butterfly depending on your personality. An astronomer would likely see the remains of a dying star scattered about space -- precisely ...

Aug 11, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1

One tough microscope

When it comes to seeing how carbon dioxide behaves in a geologic storehouse, most instruments can't take the pressure. But, a new apparatus created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Wright ...

Jun 03, 2011 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Playing pool with atoms

(PhysOrg.com) -- The scientist who developed the world’s most sensitive spectrometer for identifying atoms on a material’s surface came to Lehigh recently to give a talk at the only U.S. lab that ...

Apr 22, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0

On the way to hydrogen storage?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The car of the future could be propelled by a fuel cell powered with hydrogen. But what will the fuel tank look like? Hydrogen gas is not only explosive but also very space-consuming. Storage ...

Apr 19, 2011 3.8 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast

An icy gaze into the Big Bang

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, have reached a milestone in the exploration of quantum gas mixtures. In an international ...

Mar 18, 2011 4.3 / 5 (10) 7 | with audio podcast

Milestone: A methane-metal marriage

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona scientists have inserted metal atoms into methane gas molecules and obtained a detailed structure of the resulting molecule. The discovery could be a key step in making ...

Dec 20, 2010 4.9 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast