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 their force.

dateJul 22, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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HADES searches for dark matter

Although Dark Energy and Dark Matter appear to constitute over 95 percent of the universe, nobody knows of which particles they are made up. Astrophysicists now crossed one potential Dark Matter candidate – the Dark Photon ...

dateMay 12, 2014 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 a paper published ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Team models sudden thickening of complex fluids

(Phys.org)—A new model by a team of researchers with The City College of New York's Benjamin Levich Institute may shed new understanding on the phenomenon known as discontinuous shear thickening (DST), in which the resistance ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Soft Matter
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