Theoretical physicists offer explanation of how bacteria might generate radio waves
Novel high-power microwave generator
High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy linear colliders. ...
'Electron vortices' have the potential to increase conventional microscopes' capabilities
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electron microscopes are among the most widely used scientific and medical tools for studying and understanding a wide range of materials, from biological tissue to miniature magnetic devices, ...
Radio pulses from pulsar appear to move faster than light
NASA spacecraft records 'Earthsong'
Nobody ever said anything about singing, though. A NASA spacecraft has just beamed back a beautiful song sung by our own planet.
Optical 'watermills' control spinning light
Scientists at King's have built on research they conducted last year to achieve previously unseen levels of control over the travelling direction of electromagnetic wave in waveguides and proved that the ...
'Nano-earthquakes' hold key to smarter electronics
The performance of mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by "nano-earthquakes", researchers have found.
Charged particles can be accelerated using light, leading the way for more compact particle accelerators
Modern particle accelerators measure up to several kilometres in size and cost billions of euros. But thanks to a new method they could shrink to less than 10 metres and cost 10 times less in future. To this ...
Electron spins controlled using sound waves
The ability to control the intrinsic angular momentum of individual electrons – their "spins" – could lead to a world of new technologies that involve storing and processing information.
New physics in iridium compounds
(Phys.org)—Unraveling the complexities of spin-orbital coupling could someday lead to new high-temperature superconductors and workable quantum computers via an elusive phase of matter called a "quantum ...
Plasmonic Promises: First Observation of Plasmarons in Graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- The energy bands of complex particles known as plasmarons have been seen for the first time by scientists working with graphene at the Advanced Light Source. Their discovery may hasten the ...
Researchers revolutionize electron microscope
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have revolutionised the electron microscope by developing a new method which could create the highest resolution images ever seen.
Researchers discover a way to generate an electron Airy beam
World's smallest semiconductor laser heralds new era in optical science
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have reached a new milestone in laser physics by creating the world's smallest semiconductor laser, capable of generating visible light ...