News tagged with light particles

How does light travel?

Ever since Democritus โ€“ a Greek philosopher who lived between the 5th and 4th century's BCE โ€“ argued that all of existence was made up of tiny indivisible atoms, scientists have been speculating as to the true nature ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in General Physics
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Quantum physics inside a drop of paint

Inside a drop of paint, light is scattered so often that it seems impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a drunk person inside a labyrinth, researchers ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Measuring the heat capacity of condensed light

Liquid water is a very good heat storage medium โ€“ anyone with a Thermos bottle knows that. However, as soon as water boils or freezes, its storage capacity drops precipitously. Physicists at the University of Bonn have ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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