News tagged with relativistic speeds

How massive can black holes get?

Without the light pressure from nuclear fusion to hold back the mass of the star, the outer layers compress inward in an instant. The star dies, exploding violently as a supernova.

dateAug 11, 2015 in Astronomy
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Graphene mini-lab

A team of physicists from Europe and South Africa showed that electrons moving randomly in graphene can mimic the dynamics of particles such as cosmic rays, despite travelling at a fraction of their speed, in a paper about ...

dateOct 31, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Small X-band photoinjector packs powerful punch

(—Accelerator physicists at SLAC have started commissioning the world's most compact photoinjector – a device that spits out electrons when hit by light. Photoinjectors are used to generate electrons for free-electron ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in General Physics
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