New atomic magnetometer doesn't need to be shielded from Earth's magnetic field
Snapshots of atoms make it into physics textbooks
Physicist Aneta Stodólna captured the electron positions of hydrogen atoms on camera for the very first time. The snapshots from her quantum-style microscope gained worldwide attention and even made it into ...
There's a kind of Hush surrounding quantum systems
(Phys.org) —Has a persistent noise ever kept you awake at night? Well it isn't just you. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have had the same problem with quantum technologies.
Measuring the magnetism of antimatter: Researchers measure antiprotons more accurately than ever before
In a breakthrough that could one day yield important clues about the nature of matter itself, a team of Harvard scientists have succeeding in measuring the magnetic charge of single particles of matter and antimatter more ...
Two independent teams build heat cloaking device
New imaging technique could detect acoustically 'invisible' cracks
The next generation of aircraft could be thinner and lighter thanks to the development of a new imaging technique that could detect damage previously invisible to acoustic imaging systems.
Researchers design first battery-powered invisibility cloak
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have proposed the first design of a cloaking device that uses an external source of energy to significantly broaden its bandwidth of operation.
Reevaluation of 2005 measurement deepens mystery of neutron lifetime discrepancy
Boron gets a nano refresh: Scientists find stable 2D structures with unique properties
(Phys.org) —The National Nanotechnology Initiative defines nanotechnology as the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale, at dimensions of approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena ...
Researchers find it would require 2.4 times less energy to create a black hole than thought
The ferromagnetic Kondo effect
A group of physicists that includes scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste have shown how to obtain a particular case of a physical effect – so far never observed ...
Unruly plasmas: Researchers challenge Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem
Scientists of the universities in Düsseldorf and Kiel have obtained a surprising result that appears to be in conflict with standard text book knowledge. According to the fundamental Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem, ...
Simple, like a neutron star
For astrophysicists neutron stars are extremely complex astronomical objects. Research conducted with the collaboration of SISSA and published in the journal Physical Review Letters demonstrates that in cer ...
Strange physics turns off laser
Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.