News tagged with physical properties

Thin current sheets in space: where the action is

Much of the exciting action is space is confined to thin boundaries. The Universe is filled with plasma, a charged gas consisting of ions and electrons. Thin sheets with currents separate large plasma regions in space. Scientists ...

dateAug 01, 2012 in Plasma Physics
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What do phasons look like?

( -- When illuminated by laser light, assorted colloidal particles can arrange themselves into highly ordered structures called quasicrystals. By changing the phases of the lasers, researchers can force the colloids ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in General Physics feature
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Probing hydrogen under extreme conditions

( -- How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science. Moreover, knowledge gleaned from experiments ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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