News tagged with atoms

Precision spectroscopy of X-ray polaritons

When light interacts with matter, it may be deflected or absorbed, resulting in the excitation of atoms and molecules; but the interaction can also produce composite states of light and matter which are neither one thing ...

date18 hours ago in Optics & Photonics
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Oxygen in stars

Oxygen is the third most abundant element in the universe, after hydrogen and helium. It is an important constituent of the clouds of gas and dust in space, especially when combined in molecules with other atoms like carbon, ...

dateMay 02, 2016 in Astronomy
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New two-dimensional 'borophene' sheet

(Phys.org)—Boron, the neighboring element to carbon on the periodic table, has chemical features that make it an enticing candidate for two-dimensional, conductive, atomically homogenous substrates similar to graphene. ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Nanomaterials report
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