News tagged with spin

Magnetic polaron imaged for the first time

Researchers at Aalto University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have demonstrated that polaron formation also occurs in a system of magnetic charges, and not just in a system of electric charges. Being able to control ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in General Physics
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Making the switch, this time with an insulator

The growing field of spin electronics - spintronics - tells us that electrons spin like a top, carry angular momentum, and can be controlled as units of power, free of conventional electric current. Nonvolatile magnetic memory ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in General Physics
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Spin polarization by strong field ionization

Strong field ionization has been studied for over half a century. Yet, the role of electron spin during this process has been largely overlooked. Surprisingly, our joint experimental and theoretical study shows that a chance ...

dateAug 16, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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The aligned spin of a black hole

A black hole in traditional theory is characterized by having "no hair," that is, it is so simple that it can be completely described by just three parameters, its mass, its spin, and its electric charge. Even though it may ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Astronomy
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Physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle

Latest calculations reveal why small variations in the rotation of the ball applied by slow bowlers in cricket can cause batsmen big problems even before deliveries have pitched on the ground

dateJul 21, 2016 in General Physics
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