Nano-mapping phase transitions in electronic materials

Phase transitions are a central phenomenon in physical sciences. Despite being technical-sounding, they are actually something we all experience in everyday life: ice melting into liquid water, or hot water evaporating as ...

Climbing the koala's family tree

Koalas are one of Australia's most beloved marsupials. How can DNA help bring them back from the brink of extinction?

Tracing the source of illicit sand—can it be done?

If you've visited the beach recently, you might think sand is ubiquitous. But in construction uses, the perfect sand and gravel is not always an easy resource to come by. "Not all sand is equal in terms of what it can be ...

Imaging light waveforms in air plasma

An international team that includes physicists at LMU has developed a new method with which to characterize the ultrafast oscillation of the electrical fields associated with light.

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