News tagged with quantum mechanics

'Field patterns' as a new mathematical object

University of Utah mathematicians propose a theoretical framework to understand how waves and other disturbances move through materials in conditions that vary in both space and time. The theory, called "field patterns," ...

dateFeb 14, 2017 in Mathematics
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Manipulating quantum order

Cool a material to sufficiently low temperatures and it will seek some form of collective order. Add quantum mechanics or confine the geometry and the states of matter that emerge can be exotic, including electrons whose ...

dateNov 17, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Harnessing the possibilities of the nanoworld

Scientists have long suspected that the way materials behave on the nanoscale – that is when particles have dimensions of about 1–100 nanometres – is different from how they behave on any other scale. A new paper in ...

dateSep 30, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest stars was about the same as the age estimated in an entirely different way, ...

dateSep 12, 2016 in Astronomy
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