Topological protection in mechanical metamaterials
Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, showed that certain crystal defects in mechanical metamaterials can harbour topologically protected motions. These mechanical states are analogues of protected ...
Physicists investigate onset of effective mass
Experiment investigates how classical physics may emerge from quantum physics
Of catalysts and chirality: Highly-selective growth of structure-specific single-walled carbon nanotubes
Friction almost vanishes in microscale graphite
Researchers glimpse the inside of a photonic crystal
Chemists fabricate 'impossible' material
Express yourself: Scientists use genetic algorithm to design self-assembling ssDNA-grafted particles
Graphene enhances many materials, but leaves them wettable
Graphene is the thinnest material known to science. The nanomaterial is so thin, in fact, water often doesn't even know it's there.
Is it real? Physicists propose method to determine if the universe is a simulation
Crystal cantilever lifts objects 600 times its own weight (w/ Video)
Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic
For more than 50 years, scientists have debated what turns particular oxide insulators, in which electrons barely move, into metals, in which electrons flow freely. Some scientists sided with Nobel Prize-winning ...
Scientists capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity
A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency—in a promising copper-oxide material.
JILA strontium atomic clock sets new records in both precision and stability
Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new ...