News tagged with interactions

When an electron splits in two

(Phys.org)—As an elementary particle, the electron cannot be broken down into smaller particles, at least as far as is currently known. However, in a phenomenon called electron fractionalization, in certain materials an ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in General Physics feature
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How many moons does Earth have?

Look up into the night sky and count the moons. You can see only one moon, "the" Moon. But does the Earth have any other moons? Around the Solar System, multiple moons are the rule. Jupiter has 67 natural satellites, even ...

dateJul 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber

Usually, light waves do not interact with each other. Coupling of photons with other photons is only possible with the help of special materials and very intense light. Scientists in Vienna have now created the strongest ...

dateNov 02, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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