News tagged with particle physics

Boosting the force of empty space

Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics. Theorists from the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) and the Vienna University of Technology propose a way to amplify ...

dateJul 22, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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SLAC-designed chips empower X-ray science

It may sound like chasing rainbows: Detecting flashes of light and energy that are invisible to the human eye and last only for a trillionth of an eye-blink. These flashes, in the form of X-rays, gamma rays ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in General Physics
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Interview: CERN chief firmer on Higgs boson

The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world's largest atom smasher said Saturday.

dateJan 27, 2013 in General Physics
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Quasi-particle swap between graphene layers

Belgian scientists have used a particle physics theory to describe the behaviour of particle-like entities, referred to as excitons, in two layers of graphene, a one-carbon-atom-thick honeycomb crystal. In ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Nanophysics
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