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Getting to the heart of frustrated magnetism

Thin films of helium atoms with nuclei of two protons and one neutron—helium-3—intrigue physicists because they have exhibited unusual and unexpected magnetic behavior in experimental investigations. ...

Jun 29, 2012
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Has the speediest pulsar been found?

(Phys.org) -- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton in space, and the Parkes radio telescope in Australia -- may have found the fastest moving pulsar ever seen.

Jun 28, 2012
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Team maps the nuclear landscape

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.

Jun 27, 2012
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Laying the basis for gravitational wave detection

Astronomers have long relied on light waves to provide information about astrophysical objects. The hunt for gravitational waves, highly sought after but terribly elusive, should get a boost from theoretical ...

Jun 27, 2012
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Neutrons escaping to a parallel world?

In a paper recently published in European Physical Journal C, researchers hypothesised the existence of mirror particles to explain the anomalous loss of neutrons observed experimentally. The existence of such mirror matter ...

Jun 15, 2012
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80 years since discovery of the neutron

(Phys.org) -- Eighty years ago, Professor Sir James Chadwick, who held the University of Liverpool’s first Chair of Physics, identified the neutron and made "one of the most significant discoveries of ...

Jun 15, 2012
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A new way to discover pulsars

(Phys.org) -- The Large Area Telescope (LAT), built by SLAC for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, collects information on high-energy gamma rays from numerous sources in the sky. Among these are small, ...

May 22, 2012
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