Evidence of a new phase in liquid hydrogen
Water, water everywhere: Polarization dramatically affects H2O structure revealed through molecular dynamics simulation
Vacuum arcs spark new interest
Whenever two pieces of metal at different voltages are brought near each other, as when an appliance is plugged into a live socket, there is a chance there will be an arc between them. Most of the arcs people ...
Scientists revise the 60-year-old definition of surface tension on solids
Researchers of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have shown that surface tension on a solid material is unconnected to the energy required to create a new surface. Consequently, surface tension on a solid does not ...
It's elemental: Accurate analysis of Earth's core with molecular dynamics simulation
Studying the 'mountains' and 'starquakes' that develop on neutron stars
The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries
(Phys.org)—The search for clean and green energy in the 21st century requires a better and more efficient battery technology. The key to attaining that goal may lie in designing and building batteries not ...
How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense ...
Scientists explain graphene mystery
Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.
Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy
(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in ...
Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
It's complicated: Hidden protein folding complexity revealed by simple Markov state models
Ultra-high-strength metamaterial developed using graphene
New metamaterial has been developed exhibiting hundreds of times greater strength than pure metals. Researchers from KAIST have developed a composite nanomaterial. The nanomaterial consists of graphene inserted in copper ...