News tagged with helium atoms

Electrons fingerprint the fastest laser pulses

Analyzing ultrafast chemical processes requires ultrafast lasers—light pulses lasting for mere attoseconds (10-18 second)—to act as a "stop-motion" strobe camera. Physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are analyzing ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in General Physics
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Incompressible electrons

Helium usually reminds people of colorful gas balloons. However, helium is much more than the filling for these children's treats.  It also helps quantum physicists to study the most exotic and hidden properties of matter. ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in General Physics
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Efimov state in the helium trimer observed

A quantum state predicted by the Russian theoretician Vitaly Efimov 40 years ago has been discovered by physicists of the Goethe University in a molecule consisting of three helium atoms. The molecule is of enormous spatial ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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