News tagged with physical properties

Powerful new way to control magnetism

A team of scientists at Rutgers University has found a material in which an electric field can control the overall magnetic properties of the material. If the magnetoelectric effect discovered by the Rutgers group can be ...

Aug 23, 2010 4.7 / 5 (15) 2 | with audio podcast

Can we detect quantum behaviour in viruses?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The weird world of quantum mechanics describes the strange, often contradictory, behaviour of small inanimate objects such as atoms. Researchers have now started looking for ways to detect quantum properties ...

Mar 11, 2010 4.7 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

Single photons step into the slow light

(PhysOrg.com) -- European experts in nanotechnology, optoelectronics and quantum physics have advanced the generation, detection and manipulation of single photons in semiconductors. Their discoveries bring ...

Feb 22, 2010 4.7 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Looking inside the atom for new technologies

Nuclear physics, which studies the huge variety of nuclei in all the matter that surrounds us, not only provides answers about the evolution of our universe, it also provides the underpinning knowledge needed to exploit nuclear ...

Feb 19, 2010 3.8 / 5 (4) 1