Electrons in concert: A simple probe for collective motion in ultracold plasmas
(PhysOrg.com) -- Collective, or coordinated behavior is routine in liquids, where waves can occur as atoms act together. In a milliliter (mL) of liquid water, 1022 molecules bob around, colliding. When a bre ...
Electron's negativity cut in half by supercomputer
(PhysOrg.com) -- While physicists at the Large Hadron Collider smash together thousands of protons and other particles to see what matter is made of, they're never going to hurl electrons at each other. No ...
Solid state Swiss Army Knife can save digital lives
Victorinox has pulled from its technology pocket a version of its vaunted Swiss Army knife equipped with a solid state drive capable of holding all of the digital data in a person's life.
Samsung bringing super-size smartphone to US
South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced plans Monday to bring its super-size smartphone, the Galaxy Note, which also features a stylus for taking notes, to the United States.
Seeing quantum mechanics with the naked eye
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cambridge team have built a semiconductor chip that converts electrons into a quantum state that emits light but is large enough to see by eye. Because their quantum superfluid is simply ...
Nintendo 3DS game system gets momentum in US
Nintendo on Tuesday announced that it sold more than four million of its sophisticated 3DS handheld videogame gadgets in the United States by end of 2011.
New spectroscopy technique enables investigation of two-dimensional electron states
Understanding and visualizing the energy states of electrons in a crystal provides important insights into many modern electronic materials, such as superconductors, or other materials that physicists can ...
Texas Instruments lowers 4Q outlook
(AP) -- Semiconductor maker Texas Instruments Inc. lowered its outlook for its fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, saying demand had weakened for a variety of products that use its chips.
Materials scientists watch electrons 'melt'
(PhysOrg.com) -- When a skier rushes down a ski slope or a skater glides across an ice rink, a very thin melted layer of liquid water forms on the surface of the ice crystals, which allows for a smooth glide ...
Research team shows nuclear clock could be 60 times more accurate than atomic clock
A 2-dimensional electron liquid solidifies in a magnetic field
Physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a theory that describes, in a unified manner, the coexistence of liquid and pinned solid phases of electrons in two dimensions under the influence ...
How the Milky Way killed off its satellites
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have revealed for the first time the existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. ...
New knowledge about 'flawed' diamonds could speed the development of diamond-based quantum computers
A University at Buffalo-led research team has established the presence of a dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in defective diamonds, a finding that will help advance the development of diamond-based systems in applications ...
Physicists to develop new way of electronic computing
The University of California, Riverside has received a $1.85 million grant to develop a new way of computing that is beyond the scope of conventional silicon electronics.