News tagged with atomic nucleus

Explained: Bandgap

Why do some materials work well for making solar cells or light-emitting diodes (LEDs), while other materials don't? One key factor is having the right bandgap.

Jul 23, 2010 4.8 / 5 (18) 11 | with audio podcast

A New Type of Molecule

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Rydberg atom is one with an electron that spends most of its time far from the nucleus. Rydberg atoms, which are normally artificially produced, can have dimensions thousands of times larger ...

Jun 21, 2010 4.7 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast

Extra large carbon

An exotic form of carbon has been found to have an extra large nucleus, dwarfing even the nuclei of much heavier elements like copper and zinc, in experiments performed in a particle accelerator in Japan. ...

Feb 09, 2010 4.7 / 5 (22) 19 | with audio podcast