News tagged with phase transitions

Big Bang under the microscope

(—Scientists have replaced the telescope with the microscope: Using the similarities between the structure of a crystal and the state of the cosmos in the early universe, they have explored a yet unconfirmed phenomenon, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in General Physics
shares0 comments 22

Searching for defects in space

Topological defects in space may have developed fractions of a second after the Big Bang. Simulations of these wormlike entities and a comparison of the simulations with cosmic background radiation measurements by the Planck ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in General Physics
shares0 comments 1

The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries

(—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 from the top down, ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Nanomaterials
shares0 comments 2

A new phase in cellular communication

(—In many physical processes, substances undergo phase transitions, where they are transformed from one state (solid, liquid, or gas) to another. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Proteins (WASP) function as intracellular ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
shares0 comments 0