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Nanophysics Apr 30, 2021

Researchers analyze circulating currents inside gold nanoparticles

According to classical electromagnetism, a charged particle moving in an external magnetic field experiences a force that makes the particle's path circular. This basic law of physics are exploited in designing cyclotrons ...

General Physics Apr 29, 2021

Creation without contact in the collisions of lead and gold nuclei

When heavy ions, accelerated to the speed of light, collide with each other in the depths of European or American accelerators, quark-gluon plasma is formed for fractions of a second, or even its 'cocktail' seasoned with ...

Optics & Photonics Apr 28, 2021

Ion beams mean a quantum leap for color-center qubits

Achieving the immense promise of quantum computing requires new developments at every level, including the computing hardware itself. A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)-led international team of researchers ...

General Physics Apr 27, 2021

Physicists net neutron star gold from measurement of lead

Nuclear physicists have made a new, highly accurate measurement of the thickness of the neutron "skin" that encompasses the lead nucleus in experiments conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National ...

Analytical Chemistry Apr 27, 2021

'Colloidal gels,' ubiquitous in everyday products, divulge their secrets

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method for determining the structure and behavior of a class of widely used soft materials known as weak colloidal gels, which are found in everything from cosmetics to building materials. ...

Environment Apr 22, 2021

Cold War legacy: Investigation of cesium-137 in U.S. honey

Work that began in 2017 as a spring break assignment for members of a William & Mary freshman seminar unexpectedly blossomed into a serious investigation into the presence of a radioactive isotope in honey in the eastern ...

Optics & Photonics Apr 22, 2021

Team improves polar direct drive fusion neutron sources for use in laser experiments

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) are working to improve polar direct drive (PDD) neutron sources on the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's ...

Astronomy Apr 21, 2021

Bubble with titanium triggers titanic explosions

Scientists have found fragments of titanium blasting out of a famous supernova. This discovery, made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, could be a major step in pinpointing exactly how some giant stars explode.

Condensed Matter Apr 21, 2021

Bringing neutron stars down to Earth

Imagine taking all of the water in Lake Michigan—more than a quadrillion gallons—and squeezing it into a 4-gallon bucket, the kind you'd find at a hardware store.

Environment Apr 20, 2021

Hydrogen is one future fuel oil execs and environmentalists could both support

Tehran, 1943: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill—hosted by the young Shah Reza Pahlavi—agree on plans for the two-front attack on Hitler while sketching out the east-west division of Europe. Holding ...

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