Last update:

Could vacuum physics be revealed by laser-driven microbubbles?

A vacuum is generally thought to be nothing but empty space. But in fact, a vacuum is filled with virtual particle-antiparticle pairs of electrons and positrons that are continuously created and annihilated in unimaginably ...

Lightning bolt underwater

Electrochemical cells help recycle CO2. However, the catalytic surfaces get worn down in the process. Researchers at the Collaborative Research Centre 1316 "Transient atmospheric plasmas: from plasmas to liquids to solids" ...

Researchers uncover a new obstacle to effective accelerator beams

High-energy ion beams—laser-like beams of atomic particles fired through accelerators—have applications that range from inertial confinement fusion to the production of superhot extreme states of matter that are thought ...

Researcher discusses reopening the case of cold fusion

Researchers at MIT have collaborated with a team of scientists from the University of British Columbia, the University of Maryland, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google to conduct a multiyear investigation into ...

Scientists revisit the cold case of cold fusion

Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google are conducting a multi-year investigation ...

STAR detector has a new inner core

For scientists tracking the transformation of protons and neutrons—the components of atomic nuclei that make up everything we see in the universe today—into a soup of fundamental building blocks known quark-gluon plasma, ...

NRL tests sensor on-orbit the ISS to protect space-based assets

Developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Plasma Physics Division, in conjunction with the Spacecraft Engineering Department, the Space PlasmA Diagnostic suitE (SPADE) experiment launched from Kennedy Space Center in ...

Machine set to see if lithium can help bring fusion to Earth

Lithium, the light silvery metal used in everything from pharmaceutical applications to batteries that power your smart phone or electric car, could also help harness on Earth the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. ...

A breakthrough in the study of laser/plasma interactions

A new 3-D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation tool developed by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CEA Saclay is enabling cutting-edge simulations of laser/plasma coupling mechanisms that were previously ...

Capturing energy flow in a plasma by measuring scattered light

Whether studying the core of our sun or the inside of a fusion reactor, scientists need to determine how energy flows in plasma. Scientists use simulations to calculate the flow. The simulations rely on the classical thermal ...

More news

Plasma Physics
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device
General Physics
New device in Z machine measures power for nuclear fusion
Plasma Physics
Ready, set, go: Scientists evaluate novel technique for firing up fusion-reaction fuel
Plasma Physics
Image: Cold plasma tested on ISS
Plasma Physics
Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses, study shows
Plasma Physics
How to ice-proof the next generation of aircraft
Plasma Physics
Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation
Plasma Physics
Physicists obtain data on particle self-organization in ultracold dusty plasma
General Physics
Researchers demonstrate miniaturized, laser-driven particle accelerator
Plasma Physics
Speeding the development of fusion power to create unlimited energy on Earth
Plasma Physics
Quantum-critical conductivity of the Dirac fluid in graphene
Plasma Physics
Tied in knots: New insights into plasma behavior focus on twists and turns
Plasma Physics
In-plane coherent control of plasmon resonances for plasmonic switching and encoding
Plasma Physics
Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma
General Physics
A trap for positrons
Plasma Physics
Laser 'drill' sets a new world record in laser-driven electron acceleration
Plasma Physics
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars
Plasma Physics
High-energy X-ray bursts from low-energy plasma
Plasma Physics
Not all ions in tokamaks go with the flow
Plasma Physics
New technology helps address big problems for small satellites

Other news

Environment
Radiation from atomic testing in Marshall Islands still too high for human habitation
Astronomy
New Hubble constant measurement adds to mystery of universe's expansion rate
Condensed Matter
Study unveils new superionic states of helium-water compounds
Materials Science
Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics
Astronomy
Supernova observation first of its kind using NASA satellite
Archaeology & Fossils
Ancient DNA extracted from Neanderthal fossils of Gibraltar for the first time
Environment
Megadrought caused mega biodiversity loss
Plants & Animals
Birds of a feather flock together to keep their options open, say scientists
Environment
By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050
Quantum Physics
Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing – with qudits
Astronomy
Gaia starts mapping the galactic bar in the Milky Way
Quantum Physics
Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material
Materials Science
Fluorine speeds up two-dimensional materials growth
General Physics
Chaos theory provides a way for determining how pollutants travel
Nanomaterials
Research shows black plastics could create renewable energy
Plants & Animals
Australian ants prepared for 'Insect Armageddon'
Environment
Climate change poses greater risk to global development than climate action does
Plants & Animals
New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains
Materials Science
Interlayers help perovskite crystallisation for high-performance light-emitting diodes
Quantum Physics
'Majorana Photons': New super-class of photons can travel with different wavefronts