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LIGO mirror coatings get upgrade

Stanford scientists will lead a new national cooperative effort, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Center for Coatings Research, to improve detection of gravitational waves at the twin LIGO facilities.

dateNov 10, 2017 in General Physics
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Nickel-78 confirmed to be doubly magic

(Phys.org)—Two teams of researchers working independently of one another and using wildly different approaches have confirmed nickel-78 to be doubly magic. In the first effort, an international team led by Louis Olivier ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in General Physics report
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A new concept for a unidirectional waveguide

In the past decade, a new type of material has attracted raising attraction: the so-called topological insulator. This class of materials exhibits a very peculiar property: they behave like insulators in the interior, but ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in General Physics
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