Search results for periodic table element

Earth Sciences May 05, 2021

Strange isotopes: Scientists explain a methane isotope paradox of the seafloor

Methane, a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH4, is not only a powerful greenhouse gas, but also an important energy source. It heats our homes, and even seafloor microbes make a living of it. The microbes use ...

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 ...

Optics & Photonics Apr 12, 2021

Researchers find bubbles speed up energy transfer

Energy flows through a system of atoms or molecules by a series of processes such as transfers, emissions, or decay. You can visualize some of these details like passing a ball (the energy) to someone else (another particle), ...

Materials Science Mar 31, 2021

Century-old problem solved with first-ever 3D atomic imaging of an amorphous solid

Glass, rubber and plastics all belong to a class of matter called amorphous solids. And in spite of how common they are in our everyday lives, amorphous solids have long posed a challenge to scientists.

General Physics Mar 30, 2021

Researchers observe new isotope of fluorine

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis reported the first observations of a new form of fluorine, the isotope 13F, described in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Quantum Physics Mar 30, 2021

Putting a spin on Heusler alloys

A study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials summarizes the major achievements made to-date in Heusler alloy research. "Our review article can serve as an ideal reference for researchers in ...

Condensed Matter Mar 26, 2021

Uranium compound achieves record anomalous Nernst conductivity

New research has demonstrated that a magnetic uranium compound can have strong thermoelectric properties, generating four times the transverse voltage from heat than the previous record in a cobalt-manganese-gallium compound. ...

Analytical Chemistry Mar 18, 2021

Size matters when it comes to atomic properties

A study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has yielded new answers to fundamental questions about the relationship between the size of an atom and its other properties, such as electronegativity and energy. The ...

Nanophysics Mar 16, 2021

Scientists gain insight into recycling processes for nuclear and electronic waste

The Hawaii and Alaska of chemistry, lanthanides and actinides are the elements that are always shown separately from the main block on the periodic table. Although they are split up from the more mainstream elements, they ...

Materials Science Mar 12, 2021

Researchers find surprising transition-metal-type bonds while building new calcium(I) complexes

A team of researchers from University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nanjing Tech University and Philipps-Universität Marburg has found that it is possible to use calcium(I) with β-diketiminate as a ligand and potassium as a terminal ...

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