New X-ray laser technique reveals magnetic skyrmion fluctuations

A new way of operating the powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has enabled researchers to detect and measure fluctuations in magnetic structures being considered for new ...

It's never too cold for quantum

The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by quantum critical points at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science.

Magnetic vortices defy temperature fluctuations

Magnetic nanovortices in magnetite minerals are reliable witnesses of the earth's history, as revealed by the first high-resolution studies of these structures undertaken by scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom. ...

Quantum melting

When ice is warmed, the water molecules forming its structure vibrate more and more vigorously until finally the forces between them are no longer strong enough to hold them together – the ice melts and turns into liquid ...

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