News tagged with atoms

Tracking down the reactivity of catalysts

An international team of chemists has found a method to accelerate the development of new catalysts. Using NMR spectroscopy together with computational chemisty, they can evaluate whether or not molecules can enable reactions.

dateJun 13, 2018 in Materials Science
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Making quantum puddles

A team of physicists at the University of Vermont have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists to create the thinnest films of liquid ever made—and engineer a new class ...

dateJun 12, 2018 in General Physics
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Quantum LEGO—building ultracold molecules

Cooling matter is not easy. Atoms and molecules have the tendency to jump around, to rotate and to vibrate. Freezing these particles by slowing them down is a complicated process. For individual atoms, physicists have figured ...

dateJun 12, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, ...

dateJun 08, 2018 in Other
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Transferring quantum information using sound

Quantum physics has led to new types of sensors, secure data transmission methods and researchers are working toward computers. However, the main obstacle is finding the right way to couple and precisely control a sufficient ...

dateJun 06, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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