News tagged with deformations

Deformable mirror corrects errors

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam's energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and ...

May 14, 2014 5 / 5 (7) 1

Spheres can form squares

Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern, where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours in a honeycomb-like ...

May 24, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

A New Glance on Microscopic Images

A doctoral student at the research center Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany) suggests interpreting the images generated by Kelvin probe force microscopy in a new way. She recently published her ...

Sep 16, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0