In search for dark matter components, physicists edge closer by watching radiation shifts
(Phys.org) —Nuclear magnetic resonance—that phenomenon where nuclei of certain atoms, when in a magnetic field, take in and give off measurable amounts of electromagnetic radiation—is everywhere.
Tiny bubbles hold big promise for NMR/MRI
(Phys.org) —Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that tiny bubbles carrying hyperpolarized xenon gas hold big promise for NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and its sister technology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance ...
Medical isotope producers and the CTBTO join forces to reduce radioxenon emissions
The nuclear test monitoring agency, CTBTO, joins forces with a Belgium producer of radioelements for nuclear medicine to reduce radioactive noble gas emissions. By reducing the amount of radioactive xenon released in the ...
Billion-year-old water could hold clues to life on Earth and Mars
A UK-Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.
Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation
Activist physicians on Monday accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Record ionization: X-ray laser removes more than two shells from electron cloud surrounding noble gas atoms
(Phys.org)—Atoms have been thoroughly researched, but they are still good for a surprise. Researchers of the Max Planck Advanced Study Group (ASG) at the Hamburg Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) ...
Dark matter detector nearing activation in US mine (Update)
Scientists hoping to detect dark matter deep in a former South Dakota gold mine have taken the last major step before flipping the switch on their delicate experiment and say they may be ready to begin collecting data as ...
Professor predicts stable compounds of oxygen and 'inert' gas xenon
(Phys.org)—An international team led by Artem R. Oganov, PhD, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, ...
How to 'supercharge' atoms with X-ray laser
Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating ...
Geochemist duo offer new explanation for dearth of xenon in Earth's atmosphere
XENON100 sets record limits for dark matter
Scientists from the XENON collaboration announced a new result from their search for dark matter. The analysis of data taken with the XENON100 detector during 13 months of operation at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) provided ...
Test for carbon capture leaks developed
Scientists have developed the first ever fail-safe test to check for carbon dioxide (CO2) leaks from carbon capture and storage sites deep underground.
Getting to xenon: Scientists examine alternatives for pulling this rare, expensive element out of air samples
Whether capturing xenon for security or industrial uses, a new material could be a valuable ally, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Classified as a metal-organic framework or ...
No uncontrolled reaction at Fukushima: operator
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima atomic plant Thursday played down fears of an uncontrolled chain reaction at the site, despite the discovery of evidence of recent nuclear fission.