News tagged with angular momentum

Shedding light on galaxy rotation secrets

The dichotomy concerns the so-called angular momentum (per unit mass) that in physics is a measure of size and rotation velocity. Spiral galaxies are found to be strongly rotating, with an angular momentum higher by a factor ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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Helically twisted photonic crystal fibres

Photonic crystal fibres (PCF) are strands of glass, not much thicker than a human hair, with a lattice of hollow channels running along the fibre. If they are continuously twisted in their production, they resemble a multi-helix. ...

dateJul 07, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Spin currents switch at terahertz frequencies

The technology of spintronics is based on the intrinsic spin of electrons. In the medium term, it is set to replace electronics as the basis for technical devices. DESY scientist Lars Bocklage has discovered a new way of ...

dateJul 05, 2017 in General Physics
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The shapes of galaxies

Since Edwin Hubble proposed his galaxy classification scheme in 1926, numerous studies have investigated the physical mechanisms responsible for the shapes of spiral and elliptical galaxies. Because the processes are complex, ...

dateJun 26, 2017 in Astronomy
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