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Researchers align atomic friction experiment

Working together to study friction on the atomic scale, researchers at UC Merced and the University of Pennsylvania have conducted the first atomic-scale experiments and simulations of friction at overlapping speeds.

dateJun 24, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Researchers learn to control graphene with lasers

New numerical simulations by Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow Alexander Kemper and his colleagues at Stanford University reveal how the quantum properties of graphene can be manipulated at ultrafast timescales with femtosecond ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter'

Microspheres in a fluid, spinning in opposite directions, create flow patterns that affect other particles. Computer simulations show the particles self-assembling into different structures at different concentrations: bands, ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Soft Matter
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