News tagged with atoms

Three-way battles in the quantum world

In phase transitions, for instance between water and water vapor, the motional energy competes with the attractive energy between neighboring molecules. Physicists at ETH Zurich have now studied quantum phase transitions ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Less is more when it comes to soot

Small particles emitted into air during the burning of hydrocarbon fuels damage the human respiratory system and enhance the greenhouse effect. In their agglomerated form, these particles form soot that consists predominantly ...

dateApr 05, 2016 in Environment
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New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms

X-rays have long been used to make pictures of tiny objects, even single atoms. Now a team of scientists has discovered a new use for X-rays at the atomic scale: using them like a radar gun to measure the motion and velocity ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Nanophysics
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