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Under pressure: Germanium

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although its name may make many people think of flowers, the element germanium is part of a frequently studied group of elements, called IVa, which could have applications for next-generation ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Tangling the microscopic ladder

If a ladder had more than one rung at each step, it would look awkward and would be a bit dangerous to climb. Ladders in the microscopic world were thought to be similar in structure, having only one particle, ...

dateDec 17, 2010 in General Physics
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German physicists create a 'super-photon'

Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, expert had thought this impossible. This ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in General Physics
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Creating a quantum gas

(PhysOrg.com) -- "One of the many reasons people study ultracold gases is for their potential as model quantum systems," Deborah Jin tells PhysOrg.com. "There is a need to model quantum many-body systems because a lot of ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Quantum Physics feature
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Spinons -- confined like quarks

The concept of confinement is one of the central ideas in modern physics. The most famous example is that of quarks which bind together to form protons and neutrons. Now Prof. Bella Lake from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (Germany) ...

dateNov 29, 2009 in General Physics
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