News tagged with electrical field

Ions catch a wave in east lansing

(PhysOrg.com) -- When tasked with the challenge of transporting individual ions through a sluggish sea of gas in a matter of milliseconds, a land-locked East Lansing physicist came up with a very West Coast ...

Apr 03, 2012 4.8 / 5 (4) 2

Optics get magnetic powers

For decades, scientists have studied a class of materials called ‘multiferroics’ in which static electric and magnetic structures are coupled to each other. This allows capabilities such as controlling ...

Feb 03, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth materials change. New ...

Dec 19, 2011 4.7 / 5 (25) 16 | with audio podcast