News tagged with atoms

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Shaking the topological cocktail of success

Graphene is the miracle material of the future. Consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice, the material is extremely stable, flexible, highly conductive and of particular ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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Atomic timekeeping, on the go

What time is it? The answer, no matter what your initial reference may be—a wristwatch, a smartphone, or an alarm clock—will always trace back to the atomic clock.

dateNov 12, 2014 in General Physics
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Better memory with faster lasers

DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain so-called phase-change materials that morph from one atomic state to another after being struck with pulses of laser light, with data "recorded" in those two atomic states. ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Producing spin-entangled electrons

A team from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, along with collaborators from several Japanese institutions, have successfully produced pairs of spin-entangled electrons and demonstrated, for the ...

dateJul 01, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Giving atoms their marching orders

Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu oversees a series of crowd-pleasing chemistry demonstrations in middle and high schools throughout central South Carolina every year. They are spirited affairs, and her research ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Materials Science
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Researchers align atomic friction experiment

Working together to study friction on the atomic scale, researchers at UC Merced and the University of Pennsylvania have conducted the first atomic-scale experiments and simulations of friction at overlapping ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Nanophysics
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