News tagged with ions

A new era for atomic clocks

A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern technology—telecommunications, computer networks and satellite-based positioning ...

Feb 05, 2014
5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

Big chill sets in as RHIC physics heats up

If you think it's been cold outside this winter, that's nothing compared to the deep freeze setting in at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the early-universe-recreating "atom smasher" at the U.S. ...

Feb 04, 2014
4.6 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast

Lifting the lid on silicon batteries

(Phys.org) —Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with lithium could accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation high capacity batteries, for use ...

Feb 04, 2014
4.5 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast

Photon recoil provides new insight into matter

Quantum logic spectroscopy – which is closely linked with the name of the 2012 Nobel prize laureate, David J. Wineland – has been significantly extended: this new method is called "photon-recoil spectroscopy" ...

Jan 30, 2014
5 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast