The sound of an atom has been captured
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on ...
'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.
Physics research removes outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions
Findings from a physics study by a Kansas State University researcher are helping scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable.
Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms
Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing a more accurate ...
Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big questions about the universe.
Pressure probing potential photoelectronic manufacturing compound
Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and similarity to the carbon-based graphene makes molybdenum disulfide of interest to scientists as a possible ...
Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'.
Quantum leap in lasers brightens future for quantum computing
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light. The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum computers, ...
Boosting the force of empty space
Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics. Theorists from the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) and the Vienna University of Technology propose a way to amplify ...
Physicists propose molecular clock to expose new physics
How to uncover the true face of atomic nuclei?
Protons and neutrons are the basic constituents of atomic nuclei. Are they distributed homogeneously, or perhaps in quartets consisting of two protons and two neutrons? Physicists from Poland and Spain have ...
Highway for ultracold atoms in light crystals
When a superconductor is exposed to a magnetic field, a current on its surface appears which creates a counter field that cancels the magnetic field inside the superconductor. This phenomenon, known as "Meissner-Ochsenfeld ...
The new atomic age: Building smaller, greener electronics
In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.
Snapshots of atoms make it into physics textbooks
Physicist Aneta Stodólna captured the electron positions of hydrogen atoms on camera for the very first time. The snapshots from her quantum-style microscope gained worldwide attention and even made it into ...